20/06/2011

Soldier Killed In Helmand

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced the death of a soldier from the 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Staffords), who was killed on Saturday 18 June 2011.

The soldier was shot while on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj (North) District of Helmand Province in Afghanistan and died of his injuries.

Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick, said: “It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of a soldier from 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Staffords). On the morning of 18th June the soldier deployed from his base in Khar Nikar on a partnered patrol with the Afghan National Army to meet with people who had recently reoccupied the Haji Tor Aga Kalay area in the Nahr-e Saraj.”

The soldier's name has not yet been released.

(BMcN)

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