district of Helmand Province, take the total of British deaths in Afghanistan to 229 and make this year the worst for loss of military lives since the Falklands War, with 92 killed. The targeted killings mark a chilling change of tactics from roadside bomb attacks. British soldiers in the area had been involved in building bridges and mentoring the Afghan army. Nad- eAli district is known to the British troops as the Wild West. British soldiers were living at the checkpoint as part of a team men- toring the Afghan National Police. Sources named the attacker as a man called Gulbuddin and suggested he was connected to the Taliban. Ministry of Defence sources said he may have been involved in an internal dispute with his commanders. A UK military spokesman said: Its our understanding that one individual Afghan National Policeman, possibly in conjunction with another, went rogue. His motives and whereabouts are unknown at this time. Every effort is now being put into hunting down those responsible for this attack. Four of the soldiers were killed imme- diately and the fifth died of his wounds. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said: My thoughts, condo- lences and sympa- thies go to their families, loved ones and colleagues. I know the whole country will mourn their loss. Another six UK servicemen and two Afghan police offic- ers were injured in the incident. One of the dead soldiers is thought to be a senior figure. The troops will not b e n a me d u n t i l tomorrow, but next of kin have been informed. Lt-Col David Wakefield, spokes- man for Task Force Helmand, said: Five of our own, shot down in the course of their duty. They will not be forgotten. The killings equal the previous worst loss in a single attack, when five mem- bers of 2nd Battalion The Rifles died in bomb blasts in Sangin in July. London Lite Wednesday, 4 November 2009 LabourMPurgesAfghanpull-out GORDON BROwNs Afghanistan strategy faced an unprecedented challenge today when a senior Labour MP broke ranks to call for the phased withdrawal of British troops. Kim Howells, chairman of the Intelligence and security Committee, urged the Prime Minister to concentrate on defending Britain rather than fighting al Qaeda in Afghanistan. He said: It would be better... to bring home the great majority of our fighting men and women. Mr Howells said his Fortress Britain strategy would involve more intrusive surveillance -- which could spark a backlash among some Muslims. Mr Brown has said the UK may send 500 more soldiers to Afghanistan. E Continued from Page 1 Grim: bloody body armour at the scene DrWhomoves toTVinChicago Dr Who star David Tennant is to play a gun-shy Chicago lawyer in the pilot of US series rex Is Not Your Lawyer. The 38-year-old will be the latest in a long list of British stars to have been attracted by major US studios to play Americans. Manknifedhis brothertodeath A MAN who stabbed his brother to death in a row about a window being left open faces jail. Ismail Cetin, 27, knifed Alican, 20, at their hackney flat on 27 April. Alican bled to death. Ismail was convicted of manslaughter at the old Bailey. Cameron set to blame PM over Tory U-turn on Treaty Bloodiestyear fortheForces sinceFalklands DAVID CAMERON was braced for a Eurosceptic backlash today as he prepared to rule out the idea of a referendum on reclaiming powers from Brussels. In one of the biggest tests of his Tory leadership, he was set to announce that he would not hold a direct poll of British voters on the repatriation of employment and social rights from the EU. He will instead pin the blame on Gordon Brown for signing the Lisbon Treaty and refusing a referendum on the loss of national sovereignty. Mr Cameron was expected to say it is more important that he focuses on the general election and pulling the UK out of recession. His troubles came as it emerged that Tony Blair has decided to lobby personally for the post of EU President that was created by yesterdays ratification of the treaty.ADVErTISEMENT Emergency: a victim being brought into Camp Bastion military hospital yesterday H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html