British soldiers killed in Iraq

TWO British soldiers have been killed after a roadside bomb exploded in southern Iraq today, the Ministry of Defence said.The two were travelling in an armoured Land Rover five miles east of Shaibah, in the British-patrolled Basra province, when the device detonated at 11.

TWO British soldiers have been killed after a roadside bomb exploded in southern Iraq today, the Ministry of Defence said.

The two were travelling in an armoured Land Rover five miles east of Shaibah, in the British-patrolled Basra province, when the device detonated at 11.30am local time (8.30am UK time).

No details of the soldiers' identities or regiments are being released until next of kin have been informed, the MoD in London said.

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