Monday, June 09, 2008

UK death toll hits 100 in Afghan war

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has paid tribute to the courage of British troops in Afghanistan, as the death toll rose to 100. "They have paid the ultimate price, but they have achieved something of lasting value" the PM said. Yesterday three soldiers on foot patrol were killed in a suicide attack in Helmand province. The men were serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment. Of the 100 personnel killed in Afghanistan since 2001, 74 have died as a result of hostile action [BBC / Sky News].

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