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Two British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

By the CNN Wire Staff

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Two British soldiers were killed in a gunfight with insurgents in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Britain's Ministry of Defence said in a statement Saturday.

The soldiers were killed in the province's Nahr-e Saraj District, Task Force Helmand spokesman Lt. Col. James Carr-Smith said.

The ministry said the soldiers' were part of the 1st Batallion of the Royal Gurkha Rifles Battle Group. The next of kin were informed and asked for a grace period before further details were released, the ministry said.

"They will be sorely missed and we will remember them," Carr-Smith said.