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Two British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) -- The UK Defence Ministry says two British soldiers were killed Tuesday in separate shooting incidents in the Nad-e Ali district of Afghanistan's Helmand Province.

Both were killed by small-arms fire while on security patrol, according to a Task Force Helmand spokesman.

The soldiers were from the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, part of Combined Force Nad-e Ali.

In a separate Tuesday incident, a NATO service member died after a small-arms attack in eastern Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force said. ISAF did not specify the service member's nationality.