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The bodies of two Welsh soldiers due to return to British soil

Leonard Thomas/Craig Roderick
Leonard Thomas, left, and Craig Roderick died in Afghanistan on Sunday Credit: Ministry of Defence

The bodies of the two Welsh soldiers who died in Afghanistan this weekend will return to the UK today.

Leonard Thomas and Craig Roderick are due to be repatriated to RAF Brize Norton this afternoon, along with a third man, Apete Tuisovurua from Fiji, who died alongside them.

Mr Roderick, from Cardiff, was a guardsman for the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, along with Mr Tuisovurua. Mr Thomas served with the The Royal Corps of Signals.

The MoD confirmed that the three men were killed when a man dressed in an Afghan police uniform opened fire at them.

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