Fatality in Basra 021006

BBC News 24 reporting 1 x fatality and 1x VSI in an incident in Basra. They are reporting that those involved are Medics

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A few more details released.

A British soldier has been killed and another seriously injured during an attack at a UK base in Basra, southern Iraq, the Ministry of Defence has said.
The two soldiers were said to have been hit in an "indirect fire attack" at the Shatt Al-Arab Hotel after mortars landed inside the base perimeter.

They were from the Royal Army Medical Corps. Their names have not yet been released by the MoD.

The death on Sunday brings the British death toll in Iraq to 119.

A British military spokesman in Basra about 15 mortars were fired at the base, with three or four landing inside the perimeter.

The soldiers were taken to hospital, where one later died. The other suffered a broken arm, the spokesman said .

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Book Reviewer
RIP medic, stand easy.

As ever, thoughts and prayers with both the families and grieving colleagues still on the ground at this sad time.

' what comfort can I find?'
None this tide,
Nor any tide,
Except he did not shame his kind -
Not even with that wind blowing, and that tide.

Then hold your head up all the more,
This tide, And every tide;
Because he was the son you bore,
And gave to that wind blowing and that tide.
- Kipling - My Son Jack

Le Chevre
very sorry to hear this.

[for obvious reasons might I suggest the originator includes the date in the heading of this kind of message. If this makes sense, he can still go back now and modify the heading.]
RIP and a speedy recovery for the injured medic.
RIP and good speedy recovery to the VSI.

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