Soldier killed in Afghanistan - MoD press release

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  1. It is with sadness that the MoD must confirm that a British soldier from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, attached to 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment, died last night, and a further two soldiers from 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment were injured. At 18.18hrs local time on Tuesday 22 July 2008 their routine patrol came under enemy fire. Whilst returning fire one soldier from 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment was injured by a mine. While leaving the scene after suppressing the enemy, a vehicle other soldiers were travelling in hit a suspected IED. One soldier from 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment was injured and one solider from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers sustained serious injuries. The soldier from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, despite the best medical efforts at the scene, died a few minutes later. All casualties were extracted to Bastion medical facilities where they received medical care. Their injuries are not life threatening.

    The soldiers’ next of kin have been informed and have requested a 24 hour period of grace before further details are released.

    [Incident took place in Kajaki area]
     
  2. RIP REME man
     
  3. RIP
     
  4. Rest in Peace

    Thoughts and prayers for your family and friends
     
  5. Sympathetic_Reaction

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  6. RIP mate.
     
  7. RIP
     
  8. RIP.

    Condolances to Family and Friends.
     
  9. RIP

    Thoughts and prayers with your family and friends.
     
  10. RIP,


    Thoughts with family and friends.
     
  11. RIP fella. Yet again another young life cut short. Thought and prayers to family, friends and units, and a speedy recovery to the injured.

    At the going down of the sun...