Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Two British Gurkhas killed by Afghan policeman

Two British soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles were shot and killed by a man wearing Afghan Police uniform at a checkpoint in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province earlier today, Tuesday 30th October 2012. 

British and Afghan officials confirmed the killer wore a police uniform, but it was not known if he was a genuine member of the force, or an insurgent fighter in disguise. The killer fled and is now being hunted

The two soldiers have been named as: Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter and Lance Corporal Siddhanta Kunwar.

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