Afghan bomb soldiers tributes

The families and friends of three soldiers killed in Afghanistan have been paying tributes to the men. Corporal William Savage, Fusilier Samuel Flint and Private Robert Hetherington died in a bomb attack on Tuesday.

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Soldiers were part of Task Force Helmand deployment

The three soldiers killed in Helmand Province came from The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (commonly referred to as 2 SCOTS).

According to the Ministry of Defence's Army website, around 350 soldiers from 2 SCOTS deployed to Afghanistan throughout March for a six-month operational tour.

The battalion, which is based in Penicuik near Edinburgh, were sent over to take on a variety of roles, including advising and training the Afghan National Security Forces, as part of Task Force Helmand.

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