A British soldier from 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said last night.
The soldier was part of a foot patrol to disrupt insurgent activity in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province, which came under attack from small-arms fire. His next of kin have been informed.
Lieutenant Colonel John Kerner, spokesman for British Forces Helmand, said: "The loss of the soldier will be felt by all in Task Force Helmand, but most deeply by his family and loved ones. Our thoughts and sympathy are with them."Reuse content