Two soldiers from Warminster-based 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment have been killed in Afghanistan.
The soldiers, who haven't been named, were shot by a man wearing an Afghan local Police uniform. It happened yesterday (Saturday) at a checkpoint south of Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand Province.
Their families have been informed.
– Major Laurence Roche, Spokesman, Task Force Helmand
The Yorkshire Regiment has suffered a deep loss today and everyone serving within Task Force Helmand will want to send our condolences to the soldiers’ families and loved ones at this time.