Soldier from 3 Para KIA Afghanistan

From Sky News

A British soldier has been shot and killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.The soldier was on patrol in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand Province when he was shot, according to a spokesman for the MoD.

His family have been informed.

Lieutenant Colonel David Eastman, spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said: "Regrettably, I must announce the death of a soldier from 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment.
"The soldier was part of an operation aiming to increase security in the Nad-e Ali District of Helmand Province when he was shot and subsequently died of his wounds.

"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."

The soldier's death brings the total number of British forces killed in action in Afghanistan to 305.
A total of 346 UK military personnel have died since operations began in 2001.


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