Soldier killed in Afghanistan named


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The Independent Online

A soldier shot dead in Afghanistan was named tonight as Private Matthew Haseldin, from 2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment.

The 21-year-old, from Settle, North Yorkshire, was killed when his patrol was attacked in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province yesterday.

His parents, Alan and Jill, said: "Matthew was a loving son and we are very proud of him.

"He had only been in the Army for a few months. Friends and family will miss him greatly. Rest in Peace."