Sunday, 27 June 2010
"British soldier dies in Afghanistan after explosion" (The Sunday Telegraph) - total British dead 308
"A British solider has died as a result of injuries sustained in an explosion in Afghanistan on June 10.
The soldier, from 4th Regiment Royal Artillery, part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj North, died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham.
He was injured in a blast in the Nahr-e Saraj North District of Helmand Province. His family has been told, the Ministry of Defence said.
Lieutenant Colonel Chris Squier, Commanding Officer, 4th Regiment Royal Artillery said: "It is with sadness that I have to inform you that a soldier from 4th Regiment Royal Artillery died at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham today from wounds sustained while on a reassurance patrol in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
"The soldier was on a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army providing security to local villagers and protecting them form insurgent intimidation when his vehicle was struck by an explosion.
"Our thoughts are with his family at this exceptionally sad time."
His death, announced as Britain marked Armed Forces Day with a series of events, takes the number of British troops who have died in the Afghan campaign to 308."