Breaking: Six soldiers killed in blast named

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Four of the six British soldiers killed in the deadliest single enemy attack on UK forces in Afghanistan since 2001 were aged just 20, the Ministry of Defence revealed today.

The men were named as Sergeant Nigel Coupe, 33, from St Anne’s, Fylde, of 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, and Corporal Jake Hartley, 20, from Huddersfield, Private Anthony Frampton, 20, from Huddersfield, Private Christopher Kershaw, 20, from West Yorkshire, Private Daniel Wade, 20, from Warrington, and Private Daniel Wilford, 21, from Huddersfield, all of 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment.

They died when their Warrior armoured vehicle was hit by an apparent improvised explosive device while on patrol in Helmand Province on Tuesday evening.