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Six soldiers missing after blast in Afghanistan

Six soldiers are missing, believed killed, in southern Afghanistan after their vehicle exploded, the Ministry of Defence has said.

Five from the 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment and one from the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment were on patrol on Tuesday in Helmand when their vehicle was hit by an explosion.

The BBC's Jonathan Beale reports from the Ministry of Defence.

  • 07 Mar 2012