KANDAHAR, July 2 : Two British soldiers have been killed in battle in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, the British military said Sunday, report agencies.
The two soldiers were killed in Sangin district late Saturday when "their base came under attack from small arms and RPG (rocket propelled grenade) fire," spokesman Lieutenant Rob Hunt told AFP.
Meanwhile in London, the continued deterioration in the security situation in Iraq and Afghanistan poses growing threats to British troops there, a British House committee said Sunday.
The deepening sectarian and ethnic dimensions of the violence in Iraq were also extremely worrying, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee noted in a report on the anti-terror fight.
The recruitment of more sectarian Shiite and Kurdish soldiers into Iraqi forces has escalated ethnic violence, it said.
British troops are facing extremely adverse conditions as Iraqi forces remain far from being able to take the lead on security.
The security situation is also worsening in Afghanistan, where Britain has a military presence of 3,000 soldiers, the report said.
And a considerable number of British troops are stationed in the Taliban- rampant south, threatened by suicide attacks and roadside bombings.
The report also warned that chances are high that there will be another terrorist attack at home after the July 7 bombings that killed 52 people last year.