Live blog: Five Aussie soldiers killed in Afghanistan

 “Defence has confirmed that five Australian soldiers have been killed in two separate incidents in Afghanistan.

Three Australian soldiers were killed by a man in an Afghan army uniform in a ‘green on blue’ attack at a base in Uruzgan province in the south of the country yesterday.

Two other Australian soldiers were wounded in that incident.

In a separate incident early this morning, two special forces soldiers were also killed when their chopper crashed in the Helmand province.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard said that in a war of so many losses, this was Australia’s single worst day in Afghanistan and “the most losses in combat since the days of the Vietnam War”.”