Friday, 18 June 2010
"A[nother] British soldier from The Royal Dragoon Guards has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan"
The report reads as follows:
"UK soldier dies in Afghan blast
A British soldier from The Royal Dragoon Guards has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.
The soldier was guarding comrades when he was hit by the blast in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand province on Friday afternoon.
His identity has not been revealed but his family have been told.
A total of 299 UK service personnel have been killed in Afghanistan since the conflict began in 2001.
Task Force Helmand spokesman Lt Col James Carr-Smith paid tribute to the man.
"He was providing security for a patrol that was conducting a clearance operation when tragically he was struck by an explosion," he said.
"He died doing his duty. He was a courageous and dedicated soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice. He will be greatly missed and his actions will not be forgotten. We will remember him."