British soldier killed in Afghanistan grenade blast


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The Independent Online

A British soldier from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards has been killed in a grenade blast in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said.

The soldier, who has not yet been named, was on a patrol to disrupt insurgent activity in the north of Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand Province when he was caught in the blast from an enemy grenade yesterday.

He died despite receiving immediate medical treatment, a spokesman said. His family have been informed.