UK soldier dies from wounds after Helmand shooting A British soldier has died from his wounds after being shot while on patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has announced. The soldier from 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment died from his wounds on Sunday, the MoD said. He had been taking part in an operation against insurgent elements in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand province. The number of UK service personnel killed in operations in the country since 2001 stands at 345. Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lt Col David Eastman, said: "He has made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the people of Nad-e Ali from insurgent intimidation and defending his country from the threat of terrorism. "No more could be asked of any soldier. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him." BBC News - UK soldier dies from wounds after Helmand shooting RIP.