Two British soldiers shot dead by a rogue Afghan policeman have been named as Sergeant Gareth Thursby and Private Thomas Wroe.
The two men – both of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment – were shot at Check Point Tora in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand Province.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said: “I was saddened to hear of this cowardly act by a man wearing an Afghan local police uniform, which has taken the lives of two brave British soldiers.
“All of our thoughts are with the families of Sergeant Gareth Thursby and Private Thomas Wroe. They gave their lives protecting Britain’s national security, helping to make sure that Afghanistan never again becomes a haven for international terrorism.
Rest In Peace