17 Jun 2010

Two Fiji soldiers die in Afghanistan

1:29 pm on 17 June 2010

Two Fiji soldiers who were members of the British Army have been killed in Afghanistan.

32-year-old Corporal Taniela Tolevu Rogoiruwai and 29-year-old Kingsman Ponipate Tagitaginimoce were shot dead in separate incidents on Tuesday.

Kingsman Tagitaginimoce had been rushing to help one of his comrades when he was gunned down.

Cpl Rogoiruwai has been described by the British Ministry of Defence as possessing loyalty in spades and showing an absolute dedication.