February 1st, 2010
04:49 PM ET

2 British soldiers killed in Helmand Province

LONDON, England - Two British soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Monday, the Ministry of Defence said. They died in roadside bomb explosions in Helmand Province, a part of southern Afghanistan that has been the site of fierce fighting between the Taliban and coalition troops, the ministry said in a written statement.

The soldiers were on foot patrol when the explosions happened, said Lt. Col. David Wakefield, a spokesman for Task Force Helmand, a predominantly British military command that conducts operations in Helmand province. Wakefield made his comments in the ministry's statement, which said the soldiers were from the 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment but did not identify them by name.  

Related: Coalition casualties

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  1. Dick

    The 12 comment by the so called "the terrorist" is unfortunate, how soon have they forgotten the “September 11” !!!!

    February 25, 2010 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. the terrorist

    the problem with you is that you think that you can kill people and expect them to thank you ,,no,,, they will fight back ,,,,,and believe me if you do not know it that afgans are human beens like me and you ,,,,they laugh and cry,,,and can enjoy themselves too,,,and do not need you to show them democracy,,,,,war on terror ?,,who is the terrorist,,,,,frankly ,,,its bush,,,,bliar ..natenyaho,,,,,and the likes,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,keep your boys .who are trained to kill ... home ,,,,than talk about peace,,,,,,,,,,,,

    February 3, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. hijaubulan

    The war should be stopped now.For the sake of the soldiers and the Afghan people.Why just count the soldiers death.Afghan people were also human being.Are they died for nothing in their homeland? Let their people decide their country's fate.

    February 3, 2010 at 5:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. isabella nguyen

    things happen for a reason but no one diserves to die

    February 2, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jack Yodelson

    We train and hype our soldiers up for the war on terror only to be killed in roadside bombings. They are sent to enforce the war on drugs as well. We must all see through this facade sooner or later.

    February 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Martina

    I can only do a Salut to Mr.Richard Golden ! He know what mean War and fight and I would not have all the bad Pictures of remember from Vietnam! If i see in the List from the lallen soldiers every day, i really could crying! I would wish, God would come down to the Earth with his Angels and would stop this Wars finally! we have only one Earth and only one life,but we destroy only all!

    February 2, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. richard golden

    Mario may have said it poorly , but as a paratrooper verteran of the Viet Nam war, and having seen what i've seen, I think anyone who picks the army as a " job" is crazy. Not all wars are worth fighting. As a matter of fact, most are not. The only winners in most wars are Bell, Northrop, Hallliburtan, Boeing, etc. As Eisenhower said in his last speech, " beware the military industriall complex"

    February 2, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Martina

    Salut Randall! you said the same, who i also think!!!!! iam shocked about the message from Mario! maybe he has not enaugh thinking about!

    February 2, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Randall

    Mario, why do you make comments like you do? Does it make you feel better about yourself? I guess it doesn't because you refer to yourself in lower case letters. Those "invaders and killers" are people just doing a job. I am glad now we know who to turn to that can tell us what God thinks. Everyone, "mario" is the one that we should follow, he knows they way.

    February 2, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mario

    i dont think God would bless invaders and killers.

    February 2, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  11. Martina

    Iam every day more and more sad, If i look in the Site from the fallen Soldiers!they are too young for dieing! I cry with his familiys! Salute for wthat they did!

    February 2, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. Neil B

    My thoughts are with the family of the fallen. Remember this is not in vain and the men and women are here for a reason.

    February 2, 2010 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  13. James

    God Bless Those Men!

    February 1, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |