Soldiers in poppy field in Helmand Province
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

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 soldiers from the 1st Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles were shot dead at a checkpoint in Nahr-e Saraj.

Their families have been informed. The BBC's Jonathan Beale reports.

  • 30 Oct 2012
Go to next video: 'Lessons learned' from Afghan deaths