British Soldiers targeted in Afghanistan
By Rida Zaheer
The deaths of three British soldiers were announced by NATO’s US-led International Security Assistance Force in Kabul on 30 April 2013. But the NATO authorities did not revealed the nationalities of the victims, in line with coalition policy.
The soldiers from the Royal Highland Fusiliers died when their vehicle was hit on a routine patrol in the district of Nahr-e Saraj, part of the southern province Helmand.
“Their deaths come as a great loss to all those serving in Task Force Helmand,” army spokesman Major Richard Morgan said in a statement from London.
The British defence ministry stated that security in Helmand, a hotbed of the Taliban insurgency, was improving but that it remained a risky and dangerous environment for British troops.