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BBC1 has just reported the death and that an interpreter was injured.
condolences to colleagues, friends and family
Sky news website
British Soldier Killed In Afghanistan
Updated:22:40, Wednesday November 14, 2007
A British soldier has been killed in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.
The next of kin have been informed.
In a statement the MOD said: "It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that a soldier serving with the 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment has been killed today, Wednesday 14th November, in southern Afghanistan.
"An interpreter was also injured and is currently receiving treatment at the field hospital at Camp Bastion.
"Shortly before 11am local time a joint Afghan National Army and ISAF patrol was caught in an explosion south of the district centre of Sangin in Helmand Province.
"Immediate medical assistance was provided, but sadly the soldier was declared dead at the scene."
The latest death brings the total of British armed forces personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2002, the same number as were killed in the Falklands conflict.
From the BBC:
Rest In Peace brave soul.
My sincere condolences to all those receiving the heartbreaking news.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
~ Henry Ward Beecher
Rest in peace.
Rest in peace fella
And the world's a little poorer, for a soldier died today..
Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand,
Would you want a politician with his ever-shifting stand?
Or would you prefer a soldier, who has sworn to defend
His home, his kin and Country and would fight until the end?
My thoughts and prayers to His family and friends.
Rest In Peace
dreadfully sad news, sincere condolences to family and friends.
RIP nothing more to say ...
Rest In Peace.
Rest In Peace Mate.
Condolences to the family.
RIP. Sincere condolences to family, friends and regiment.
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