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'An investigation is underway... we're determined to pursue those responsible'

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond says an investigation into the deaths of three soldiers in Afghanistan is underway.

In a statement, he said: "We are determined to get to the bottom of exactly what happened yesterday at Checkpoint Kamparak Pul, and to pursue those who are responsible.”

I was saddened to hear of this cowardly act by a man wearing an Afghan uniform, which has taken the lives of three brave British soldiers. All of our thoughts are with the families of these men who have died in such tragic circumstances. They gave their lives protecting Britain’s national security, helping to make sure that Afghanistan never again becomes a haven for international terrorism.

– Defence Secretary Philip Hammond

He added that although yesterday's incident was 'deeply tragic', it would not 'derail the mission or distract us from the task in hand'.


Remembering a life lost 30 years ago

It's thirty years to the day since the Sir Galahad was bombed in the Falklands War.

Thirty two Welsh Guardsmen were killed in the army's biggest single loss of life since the Second World War.

One of those who died was David Williams from Holyhead. He was just 20 when he lost his life.

Today his family, friends and former comrades attended a service of remembrance in his home town.


School tribute to Welsh Guardsman

Lance Corporal Lee Davies' former school has paid tribute to the Welsh Guardsman who died in Helmand Province at the weekend. His body is being repatriated to RAF Brize Norton this afternoon.

Lee was a pupil at Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi from 1996 to 2001. We remember him as a witty and popular student who was full of life. We are all shocked by his tragic death, but we know how much he enjoyed his work and how committed he was to the Army. We send our deepest sympathy and condolences to his family at this sad time.

– Nicola James, Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi
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