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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