British PM condemns 'appalling' killings of three soldiers

13th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

British Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the "appalling" killing of three British army Gurkha soldiers Tuesday, but vowed there would be no change of tactics in Afghanistan.

"I think it's absolutely essential that we don't let this appalling incident change our strategy or our approach," he said, calling for a "proper investigation" into what had happened.

"The right thing for us to do is to keep with our strategy of working with and building up the Afghan National Army (ANA)... it's when that happens that we will be able to bring our troops back home."

Cameron also described the killer as a "rogue element" within the ANA.

The three soldiers were killed Tuesday in southern Nahr-e-Saraj in Helmand Province by an Afghan soldier who remains on the run.

© 2010 AFP

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