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Four 20-year-olds named among victims of deadly attack on British soldiers in Afghanistan

Britain's Ministry of Defence has released the names and photographs of six soldiers who were killed after an explosion hit their armored vehicle in southwestern Afghanistan on Tuesday. Four of them were aged just 20 and a fifth was 21.

They are (top row, left to right) Sergeant Nigel Coupe, aged 33, Corporal Jake Hartley, 20, Private Anthony Frampton, 20, (bottom row, left to right) Private Christopher Kershaw, 20, Private Daniel Wade, 20 and Private Daniel Wilford, 21.

The attack marked the biggest single loss of life for British troops in Afghanistan since 2006. Their deaths take the overall tally of British forces killed in the country to 404 since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion to oust the Taliban.