British Soldier shot dead, another "Green on Blue" attack

A British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan in an apparent "insider attack", the Ministry of Defence has said.

Major Laurence Roche, the spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said: "I am very sorry to report the death of a soldier from The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland who was shot by an individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform at his base in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand Province.

"This is incredibly sad news for the Battalion and everyone serving in Task Force Helmand.

"As we mark Remembrance this weekend, our thoughts now turn to the soldier's family and friends whose loss is so much greater than ours."

The soldier's family have been informed, and requested a 24-hour period of grace before further details are released.

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