Two RAF men killed by Afghanistan bomb

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Two British servicemen were killed by a roadside bomb as they patrolled close to Nato's main airbase in southern Afghanistan yesterday, the Ministry of Defence said today.

The pair, members of the RAF Regiment, died when the vehicle they were travelling in hit the device about 1.5 miles from Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar Province which neighbours British-controlled Helmand.

Two other UK servicemen were wounded in the blast but are not believed to have life-threatening injuries.

All next of kin have been informed, an MoD spokesman said.