Three British soldiers have been killed in southern Afghanistan
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Three British soldiers have been killed in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.
The servicemen, from the Parachute Regiment, died north of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province on Thursday afternoon.
The three personnel were killed and a fourth was critically injured when their Jackal armoured vehicle was hit by an explosion and small-arms fire.
The soldiers' families have been told. A total of 195 British troops have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001.
The MoD said it was believed that the three soldiers died in the initial blast.
The troops were carrying out a routine security patrol with Afghan national security forces.