Soldier killed in Afghanistan blast

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  1. 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."

    Ananova:16th November 2008
  2. Calls for more helicopters as Afghanistan and Iraq toll hits 300
    By Richard Osley
    Sunday, 16 November 2008

    The Ministry of Defence faces fresh calls to provide more helicopters in Afghanistan as it investigates how two marine commandos died while patrolling in one of the British Army's best new road vehicles.

    The deaths of Neil Dunstan and Robert McKibben, both 32, in a bomb blast on Wednesday afternoon brought the numbers of British personnel who have died during the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to 300. In total, 124 service personnel have died in Afghanistan since 2001, while 176 have died in Iraq.
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  3. RIP

    My thoughts and prayers, as ever, to his family and friends.

    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

  5. RIP Solti

    God Bless
  6. RiP and speedy recovery to those injured
  7. 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
  8. RIP young man.
  9. RIP
    Condolences to their family and friends.