Yet another soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.
He served with the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards and was killed today. His death was the result of an explosion that happened in the Babaji District of central Helmand province.
He was on a routine foot patrol when he was caught by an explosion. The patrol was operating near the newly built Patrol Base Walizi, part of the ongoing operations by the Coldstream Guards Battle Group in that area.
The death toll now stands at 279 and another family grieves.
Con Coughlin's latest article 'Why is Gordon Brown keeping so quiet about our victory in Afghanistan' is an interesting read.