UK soldier dies in Iraq accident


A British soldier has been killed in a "tragic accident" in Iraq, the Ministry of Defence has announced.
Robert Thomson, 22, from West Lothian, a sapper with 35 Engineer Regiment, normally based in Paderborn, Germany, was killed in Basra on Saturday.

A spokeswoman said: "The death was engineering-related, and was not as a result of a road crash, or enemy fire."

Condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Robert Thomson.
Condolences to the family and friends.


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