World Bulletin / News Desk
An Afghan policeman shot dead three British soldiers at a checkpoint in southern Helmand province on Sunday, Afghan officials said.
A fourth British soldier was also injured, provincial governor spokesman Daoud Ahmadi said of the attack.
The soldiers were serving with an Afghan police advisory team and were killed after a meeting at the checkpoint at Nahr-e-Saraj in Helmand, Britain's Defence Ministry said on Monday.
The assailant was injured and detained, a Defence Ministry spokesman said.
After the United States, Britain has the second-largest number of troops in Afghanistan at about 9,500, and is due to withdraw 500 by the end of the year.
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