http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/10276370.stm (c) Auntie A British soldier has been killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan. The soldier, from the 2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, died in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Wednesday. Next of kin have been informed. The death brings the number of UK service personnel killed in Afghanistan to 294. Also on Wednesday, four Nato personnel died when their helicopter was shot down in Helmand. The nationalities of those killed have not been revealed. Condolences to family, friends, and regiment.