Friday, 2 January 2009

Further loss in Afghanistan

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Soldier from 6 RIFLES killed in southern Afghanistan
MOD announcement

The soldier had been taking part in a routine patrol.

Spokesperson for Task Force Helmand, Commander Paula Rowe, said:

"It is deeply saddening to confirm the loss of a British soldier who died whilst helping to provide security in southern Helmand. His family, friends and all those who knew and worked with him will mourn his loss – our heartfelt sympathies go to them all at this terrible time."

Next of kin have been informed and have asked for a 24 hour period of grace before further details are released.

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Deepest sympathy to family and friends.