Lieutenant Colonel James Carr-Smith
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UK troop deaths in Afghanistan 'a difficult week'

Three British servicemen have been killed in separate incidents in Afghanistan.

On Friday night an airman from the Royal Air Force died in a traffic accident near Camp Bastion in Helmand Province.

A Royal Marine from Forty Commando also died yesterday while on foot patrol in Sangin.

And a soldier from the Royal Dragoon Guards was killed in an explosion on Saturday morning. Their families have been informed.

Lieutenant Colonel James Carr-Smith, the British military spokesman in Helmand province, told BBC News it had been a difficult week for troops in the country.

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  • 17 Jul 2010