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Source: BRITISH HIGH
On Sunday July 1, 2012, the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced with deepest sadness, the death of three soldiers.
According to the MoD, “two soldiers serving with the First Battalion Welsh Guards and one serving with the Royal Corps of Signals were killed in an incident at Checkpoint Kamparack Pul in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.”
Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Major Ian Lawrence, said: “Their loss will be felt deeply across Task Force Helmand. However, this will be nothing compared to the grief experienced by the soldiers’ families. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this extremely difficult time.”
The British High Commission sadly confirms that one of the soldiers involved in the incident is a Fiji national.
The soldiers’ families have been informed and have requested for a period of grace before further details are released.
The families have also asked for their request to be respected.