Fallen Welsh soldiers repatriated

The bodies of the two Welsh soldiers who died in Afghanistan this weekend have been return to the UK, along with a third soldier who died alongside them.

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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'.

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