An insurgent attack on Afghanistan’s southern border has destroyed an armored British vehicle, killing six British soldiers in what is the deadliest single incident for the nation since the 2001 invasion.
The attack brought the overall British death toll in the war above 400, by far the second most among the various nations involved in the seemingly endless occupation of Afghanistan.
British Prime Minister David Cameron termed the deadly event a “desperately sad day” for the nation, but insisted that they would not change the nation’s continued occupation, saying that troops are “making real progress.”
British military leader Sir David Richards said the news was “sad” but that the troops were “doing what is a dangerous but important job.” The death toll is likely to spark a new debate among British voters about the war, though with leaders in both the Conservative and Labour Parties overwhelmingly supporting the conflict, it isn’t clear how quickly this unrest will be reflected in actual policy.
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