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Man down, South Afghanistan (on 17 September 2007)

#2
UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

A UK soldier has been killed and another injured in an explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.
The death takes the total number of UK troops killed while on operations in Afghanistan since 2001 to 79.

Of the 79 killed, 23 died from accidents, illness, or non-combat injuries, according to Ministry of Defence figures.

The next of kin of the two soldiers have been informed.

RIP
 
#10
More details

A British soldier has been killed and another injured following an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.
The soldier, from 36 Engineer Regiment, was killed in the restive Helmand province after the vehicle he was travelling in was caught in an explosion.

Another soldier was injured but his injuries are not life threatening.

The MoD said the dead soldier was travelling in an Army dump truck in a routine logistics convoy.

He was flown to a medical facility at Camp Bastion but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The incident happened on Monday afternoon.

An MoD statement said: "It is with immense sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that a soldier from 36 Engineer Regiment has been killed and another injured in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan.

"Just after 3.30pm local time on Monday 17th September, an army dump truck was hit by an explosion whilst taking part in a routine logistics convoy, 19 km north-east of the town of Gereshk.

"Two soldiers were injured in the blast, one very seriously. An emergency response helicopter was requested and flew them to the ISAF medical facility at Camp Bastion.

"Sadly the very seriously injured soldier was pronounced dead on arrival. The injuries sustained by the second soldier are not life threatening."

Next of kin of both soldiers have been informed, the MoD said.

The identify of the soldiers are expected to be released on Tuesday.

The death takes the number of British military fatalities in Afghanistan since the start of operations in November 2001 to 79.
 
#18
Rest In Peace brave soul.

My sincere condolences to all who grieve his loss.


Life is eternal; and love is immortal;
and death is only a horizon; and a horizon
is nothing save the limit of our sight.

~ Rossiter Worthington Raymond
 

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