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Two British Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan


The British military says two British soldiers were killed during separate attacks in southern Afghanistan.

Officials say one soldier was killed in a rocket propelled grenade attack, while another died in an explosion. Both attacks took place Saturday near Gereshk in Helmand province.

Meanwhile, in eastern Afghanistan, gunmen kidnapped 16 Afghans working for a United Nations- sponsored demining agency.

Police officials say the workers were taken as they traveled between Paktia and Khost provinces. No group has claimed responsibility for the abductions.

Afghanistan is one of the world's most heavily mined countries.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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