They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Sunday, June 24, 2007

MoD still killing troops in Snatch Landrovers

A British soldier has died following an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.

Four others were also injured in the blast in the Babaji area near Lashkar Gah in Helmand province.

The soldier, from 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters, was taken to a military hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

All the soldiers' families have been informed of the incident, which happened on Sunday morning.

The explosion happened as the group travelled in an armoured Snatch Land Rover with a military team to survey the site for a new road project linking several villages in the Babaji area. Link

Feb 10th 2007 - Iraq: Troops still die in 'Snatch' Land Rover Death Trap
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