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London– The Defense Ministry said Monday that two British soldiers were killed in southern Iraq.

Iraqi police said that a British convoy was struck on Monday by a roadside bomb near the al-Zubeir area, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Basra, killing the troops.

The names and ranks of the two soldiers weren”t immediately released.

&#34We can confirm that two soldiers from Multi-National Division Southeast died this morning at 11:30 local time from injuries sustained in a roadside bomb explosion,&#34 a

Ministry spokesperson said, adding the pair were traveling in an armored Land Rover.

The deaths brought to 95 the number of British military personnel killed in Iraq, according to a count of The Associated Press.

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