A spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Major Laurence Roche, has given this statement regarding the two soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan today:
I am extremely sorry to announce the deaths of a Royal Marine from 40 Commando and a soldier from 3 Medical Regiment serving with Task Force Helmand.
This is dreadful news for all of us serving in Afghanistan. Our sincere condolences go to their families, friends and colleagues at this time of grief.
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An overcast start with cloud spreading from the east to Devon and Cornwall. Cool winds and isolated showers in parts of South Devon
An overcast start with plenty of cloud filling in from the east. Some isolated showers in Somerset and Dorset. Highs of 8 or 9 degrees.
Temperatures will drop down tonight and tomorrow isn't great with the prospect of more cloud, showers and north easterly winds.