A soldier from the Royal Corps of Signals based at Blandford Camp in Dorset has been killed in Afghanistan.
Two soldiers from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards also died in the incident at a check point in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand Province.
The soldiers’ families have been informed.
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It's a mixed weekend for the South West ahead with sunshine on Saturday but rain and showers across Sunday and Monday.