Five Yorkshire Soldiers Presumed Dead

Six soldiers - including five from 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment - are missing presumed killed in Afghanistan.

It's after an armoured vehicle was caught in an explosion, the Ministry of Defence said today.

The group - which included five soldiers from the 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment and one from the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment - was on a mounted patrol when their Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle was struck.

If the servicemen are confirmed dead, it would take the total number of British forces personnel or MoD civilians who have died while serving in the war-torn region to more than 400 since the start of operations in October 2001.

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