Three more soldiers die

Three British soldiers were killed in Afghanistan and Iraq yesterday, as the Army's most senior officer warned that troops are fighting at the limit of their capacity.

Three British soldiers were killed in Afghanistan and Iraq yesterday, as the Army's most senior officer warned that troops are fighting at the limit of their capacity.

Chief of General Staff General Sir Richard Dannatt said the Army can only just cope with the demands being placed on it by the Government.

One UK soldier died and a second was very seriously injured in a suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital Kabul, and a patrol near Basra in Iraq was targeted by a roadside bomb and small arms fire. Two British soldiers died.

`Blind' driver

A BLIND Iraqi who lost his eyes in a bomb blast was caught driving a car while receiving instructions on steering and braking from a banned driver, a court heard yesterday.

Omed Aziz, 31, who denies dangerous driving, reached speeds of up to 35mph through Oldbury, West Midlands, Warley Magistrates' Court was told.

Medals raid

A BUSINESSMAN found with more than £23,000 worth of football medals and shirts burgled from the home of Liverpool FC goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek walked free Liverpool Crown Court yesterday.

Martin Roche, 26, was given a nine-month jail sentence suspended for 12 months.

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