Three British soldiers were killed Tuesday when their armored personnel carrier was struck by a bomb in Afghanistan, NBC News is reporting.
Along with the three dead British soldiers, six other soldiers were wounded and nine Afghan civilians were killed.
The attack came from Taliban troops and was the first time they were able to damage the Mastiff personnel carrier.
The Mastiff is made to protect soldiers from improvised explosive devices (IED) and rocket-propelled grenades, according to officials.
"It's the first time personnel inside a Mastiff have been killed by an IED," a Ministry of Defense official said.
The attack is a victory for the Taliban which launched its spring offensive a few days ago.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said the British government would "look carefully" as to continuing use of the Mastiff, the Independent is reporting.
Cameron said in the past that the Mastiff offered the "best known protection" against mines and bombs.
by RTT Staff Writer
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