February 8th, 2010
01:32 PM ET

2 British soldiers killed in Sangin

Two British soldiers were killed in southern Afghanistan on  Sunday, the British Ministry of Defence said Monday. The soldiers were on foot patrol when they died in a bomb blast in the town of Sangin on Sunday evening, a ministry statement said.

The soldiers' family members had been notified, but the ministry said it would not immediately release any additional information. The two fatalities bring the total of British deaths in Afghanistan to 255 - the same number that were killed in the Falklands conflict in 1982.

Britain and Argentina fought a brief war over the British-held islands after Argentina seized them. Britain won after about two and a half months of fighting.

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  1. Blair

    The United States and Great Britain have a long history of friendship. Since giving assitance with the American Expeditionary Force where the United States helped the English beat the Germans in WWI, the Americans flying sorties as members of the R.A.F, the United States fighting alongside the British v. Argentina for the Falkland Islands (populated by Britons) and the British always rallying to our side when the rest of the world opposes it. Both nations would be lost without the other, and the united states is very fortunate to have a friend with the British. As a member of U.S.M.A., it pains me to see my comrades go down fighting for a just cause. God Bless America, England, and Afghanistan

    February 9, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Graham

    How many innocent Afghans did they kill? That's a reasonable question and the obvious answer is, too many. But as in all wars, innocents die along with combatants. You can believe what the Taliban say or simply rely on your own bias to make up the numbers, but if you look at recent UN reports you'll see that far more innocent Afghans are being deliberately or accidentally killed by anti Afghan Government forces than are being killed by Afghan Government or western forces. For what it’s worth, in my opinion all innocents killed by western forces are accidental and largely due to the fact that the anti government forces hide amongst the innocent population.

    February 9, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. cyrene

    how many innocent afgan did they kill? ohhh,,that is not important,,

    February 9, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  4. rajab

    i dont understand what you british people want from afghanistan once u loosed the war why you dont understand that you are being used(tools) by someone else's goals i hope that you will eb back soon or there will be another bus and train attack becoz the citizens do support teh war by their electing brown and payin taxes so then you will not be a innocent one

    February 9, 2010 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  5. specter

    America has no better friend than the uk and no I'm not some euro socialist. Californian born and breed, god save the queen.

    February 8, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |