Six Dead in Afghan Blast

Six soldiers - five from the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment and one from the 1st Duke of Lancaster - were killed when their Warrior Armoured car was blown up yesterday in Helmand province, says the MoD.

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'Warrior Ignited'

The soldiers, who had only been in Afghanistan for a few weeks, were hit by a blast about 25 miles north of Helmand's capital, Lashkar Gah, on 6th March.

Ammunition on board the Warrior ignited, causing a fierce fire to burn for several hours.

MOD: 'Great Sadness'

Six soldiers, missing and believed to have been killed in Afghanistan on March 6 Credit: Ian Haimer, Crown Copyright

From top left: Sergeant Nigel Coupe, Corporal Jake Hartley and Private Anthony Frampton. From bottom left: Private Christopher Kershaw, Private Daniel Wade and Private Daniel Wilford

MOD: Six Soldiers Named

The five soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment are:

  • Corporal Jake Hartley, 20
  • Private Anthony Frampton, 20
  • Private Christopher Kershaw, 20
  • Private Daniel Wade, 20
  • Private Daniel Wilford, 21

The soldier from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment is named as:

  • Sergeant Nigel Coupe, aged 33
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