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Soldiers prepare to deploy after Afghanistan deaths

Three days after six soldiers were killed by a Taliban bomb in Afghanistan, their comrades are getting ready to be sent to the same area where they died.

Five of those who were killed were serving with the Third Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment and had been in the country for less than a month.

As news of their deaths broke, the rest of their unit were still on Salisbury Plain where they have been training this week ahead of their deployment.

Our defence correspondent, Caroline Wyatt, reports

  • 09 Mar 2012
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