Britain's Afghan death toll now level with Falklands

Two British troops have died in Afghanistan, bringing the UK death toll in the conflict level with that of the 1982 Falklands War.

Two British troops have died in Afghanistan, bringing the UK death toll in the conflict level with that of the 1982 Falklands War.

The soldiers, from the Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, were killed by an explosion in Sangin in Helmand Province last night, the Ministry of Defence said. Their families have been informed.

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

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