Two soldiers killed in Afghan explosion

TWO soldiers from The Royal Scots Borderers died as a result of an explosion near Sangin, in Helmand province, yesterday, the Ministry of Defence said today.

TWO soldiers from The Royal Scots Borderers died as a result of an explosion near Sangin, in Helmand province, yesterday, the Ministry of Defence said.

The tragedy brings the UK death toll in the conflict level with that of the 1982 Falklands War.

The soldiers were from the Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Their families have been informed.

A total of 255 British servicemen and women have died since operations in Afghanistan began in October 2001.