A British soldier has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
He was part of the 3rd Battalion, The Rifles and was killed while on patrol in the Kajaki area of Helmand province on Monday afternoon.
Of the 244 deaths since the war began, 107 have happened in 2009.
Another life wasted - another family grieving. Another life lost because we have incompetent politicians who refuse to listen to those experienced in military matters. Meantime we have endless glowing tributes to an MP who died naturally at the age of 63. Britain isn't a country I like these days.