British soldier is 16th killed in Afghanistan since June

From Times OnlineJ uly 30, 2008

British soldier is 16th killed in Afghanistan since June
(Richard Mills / The Times)
British soldiers have been caught in an upsurge in violence in Afghanistan’s Helmand province

A British soldier was killed in Afghanistan yesterday, becoming the latest victim of an increasingly bloody wave of violence that has left 16 Britons dead since the start of June.

The Ministry of Defence announced this morning that a member of the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment died during a routine patrol in Helmand province.

The patrol encountered enemy fighters at around 9am yesterday morning and, during an exchange of fire, one British soldier was injured in an explosion. He was airlifted from the scene to Camp Bastion but died of his injuries during the flight.

Lieutenant Colonel David Reynolds said: "Everyone in Task Force Helmand is affected by the death of a soldier, and the thoughts and sympathies of us all are with the family at this most difficult time." The soldier's next of kin have been informed.
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RIP. Yet again my thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and unit..

There is a corner of a foreign field that is forever England


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Such a waste.

My thoughts are with your family and friends.

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