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British soldier killed in Basra

One British soldier has been killed and two others injured in an explosives attack in southern Iraq, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. The soldiers were caught in the blast of an “improvised explosive device” hidden next to a lamppost. It detonated as the soldiers – heading to hospital in Shaibah for a routine matter – passed it by in an army ambulance clearly marked with a red cross, said a spokesman. “We think it was detonated by remote control,” coalition spokesman Lieutenant Colonel PJ Lewis told BBC News. The conditions of the two injured men, who were hit by shrapnel, are not thought to be life-threatening. Spokesman Major Charlie Mayo said the dead man’s family were being informed. Full Story

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