Soldier serving with 1st Bn Grenadier Guards killed in Afghanistan

A British soldier killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday has been named by the Ministry of Defence.

L/Cpl James Ashworth, 23, from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, from Kettering, Northamptonshire, was killed in Nahr-e-Saraj District.

His father was a Grenadier and one of his brothers is currently serving with the Army in Northern Ireland.

The death brings the number of British troops killed in Afghanistan since 2001 to 418.

L/Cpl Ashworth was on patrol to disrupt insurgent activity when he was caught in the blast from a grenade, and died despite receiving immediate medical treatment.

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