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UK soldiers hurt in Afghanistan
Troops in Afghanistan
The soldiers were airlifted to a military medical facility
Three British soldiers have been injured in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, according to the Ministry of Defence.

Two were seriously injured in the blast, which happened on Monday in the Helmand Province, while the MoD said the third was "walking wounded".

They were treated at a military medical facility after being airlifted.

The MoD was unable to say what caused the explosion and said an investigation had been launched.

The soldiers had been travelling in a UK military Land Rover as part of a search operation by multi-national forces when the blast happened.

Their relatives have been informed.

"We can confirm that UK forces have been involved in an incident in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan," said an MoD spokesman.

He went on: "A UK military Landrover was damaged by an explosion injuring three soldiers.

"All the injured were airlifted to a Multi-National Brigade South medical facility where they are currently receiving treatment."

The spokesman said the two soldiers who suffered serious injuries continued to receive treatment.

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