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Two British soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan

Two British soldiers have been shot dead at a checkpoint in Afghanistan by a man wearing a local police uniform, the Ministry of Defence has said.

The soldiers were both from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles.

They were killed in Nahr-e Saraj in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, on Tuesday. Their families have been informed.

Quentin Sommerville reports from Kabul.

  • 30 Oct 2012