|Date: 04/05/2012 Time: 09:46:00 PM
Two British soldiers were killed by enemy mortar
fire in Afghanistan Friday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.
The soldiers, from the Royal Logistic Corps, were attached to 1st Battalion
The Royal Welsh Battlegroup, in the northern part of Nahr-e-Saraj district in
The MoD said thee two soldiers died after an "indirect fire attack" on
Forward Operating Base Ouellette.
The MoD said that it could release no more details after a request from the
A total of 412 members of UK forces have died since operations in
Afghanistan began in October 2001.
There are around 9.500 UK troops deployed in Afghanistan, the majority in
the Southern Helmand province, hotbed of the insurgency.