Two British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Author: Reuters

One soldier was killed in a rocket propelled grenade attack and the other by a
contact explosion near Gereshk, Helmand Province, on Saturday evening, it

The deaths raise to 173 the number of British troops to have died since
Britain joined the United States and other countries in invading Afghanistan
in 2001.

Thousands of US and British forces launched a large-scale operation across
southern Afghanistan earlier this week to try to drive the Taliban back and
retake territory.

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