Three British nationals were on board a passenger plane which crashed in a mountainous area of northern Afghanistan yesterday.
Chris Carter, David Taylor and Daniel Saville were among more than 40 people on board the Pamir Airways flight en route from the northern city of Kunduz to Kabul when it came down near the 12,700ft Salang Pass.
The names of the six foreign nationals on board, including the three Britons, were revealed by the airline.
A spokeswoman for the British embassy in Kabul said: "I can confirm that three British nationals were on board."
A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We believe three British nationals were on board the Parmir Airways flight en route from Kunduz to Kabul that has reportedly crashed in Afghanistan.
"Next of kin have been informed and we are providing consular assistance."