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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 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
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