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UPDATED: 08:13, September 06, 2005
Two British soldiers killed in Iraq
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Two British soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in southern Iraq, British Ministry of Defense confirmed on Monday.

The two soldiers were travelling in an armored Land Rover five miles east of Shaibah, in Basra, when the bomb detonated.

"We can confirm that two soldiers from Multi-National Division South-East died this morning at 11.30am (0730 GMT) from injuries sustained in a roadside bomb explosion in Basra province." said a spokesman for the the ministry of Defense.

"They were travelling eight kilometers east of Shaibah in an armoured Land Rover," the spokesman said.

The details of the soldiers' identities or regiments will be released later.

The death toll brings the number of British military troops killed in Iraq to 94 since Iraq war in March 2003, according to the Sky News.

Britain, a staunchy US ally on Iraq war, is now positioning about 9,000 troops in Iraq.

Source: Xinhua

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