Soldier killed in Afghanistan blast

Soldier killed in Afghanistan blast

A soldier has been killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force said.

The soldier, whose next of kin has been informed, died when a patrol struck an improvised explosive device on Saturday. It is not yet known if he or she is British.

ISAF spokesman Brigadier General Richard Blanchette said: "Our deep sympathies go out to the family and friends of this soldier.

"We have lost a valuable member of our team and this loss will be felt across ISAF."

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A British soldier has been killed in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.

The soldier, from 2nd Battalion the Royal Ghurkha Rifles, was killed when his patrol was hit with an improvised explosive device on Saturday.

Next of kin have been informed, an MoD spokesperson added.

His death in Musa Qala District, Helmand province, takes the number of UK forces killed in Afghanistan since operations began to 125

RiP and speedy recovery to those injured
Thre pieces of shite killing themselves in a car chase warrents more news space than the death of a Hero , Just shows that we live in a crap socioty

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