THE war in Afghanistan has claimed the lives of two more Australian soldiers, killed by a roadside bomb while on patrol with Afghan troops
Private Grant Kirby, 35, a father of two, and Private Tomas Dale, 21, were killed when an improvised explosive device was set off near an Australian Bushmaster vehicle.
They are the 19th and 20th Australian soldiers to die in Afghanistan since the conflict began in 2001, and the 8th and 9th to die this year.
In the Name of the Most High, dear God Almighty, Lord of Heaven and Earth, grant rest to these two brave souls. The angels shall shout their names at the Gates, and all the trumpets sounded for them on the other side.
Prayers for their families tonight :(