Two Royal Anglians Killed In Afghanistan

17 March 2010, 07:51 | Updated: 17 March 2010, 07:56

An explosion's claimed the lives of two soldiers from The Royal Anglian Regiment in southern Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defence says both were members of the 1st Battalion which recruits from Suffolk. Families have been informed.

The soldiers were taking part in an operation to clear insurgents north of Musah Qalah when they were hit by a roadside bomb yesterday afternoon.

Meanwhile another soldier from The Royal Anglians, serving as part of the Household Cavalry Regiment Battle Group, died in the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine at Selly Oak on Monday night. It was as a result of wounds he suffered in an explosion in Afghanistan on February 21st.