A British soldier was killed in a bomb attack in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said today.
The serviceman, from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, died after his vehicle came under attack yesterday in Babaji District, central Helmand Province. Next of kin have been informed.
He was operating with the Light Dragoons Battlegroup, and his death takes the number of UK service personnel killed in the country since 2001 to 211.
Task Force Helmand spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Nick Richardson, said: "Everyone in Task Force Helmand is deeply saddened by the death of this brave soldier who died working to make Afghanistan a better place.
"Our thoughts are with his family and we offer them our deepest and heartfelt condolences at this tragic time."
Brigadier-General Eric Tremblay, from the International Security Assistance Force, added: "We are hurting for this loss and hope that the family and friends of this fine ISAF soldier will find comfort in knowing that he helped make the security situation better for the Afghan population.
"For his significant contribution and ultimate sacrifice, we will always honour his memory."Reuse content