Another day, another soldier killed in Afghanistan. He served with the 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh and was killed yesterday as a result of a gunshot wound sustained during an exchange of fire with insurgents. He was on a foot patrol near Showal in the Nad 'Ali district of Helmand province.
Another family's life will never be the same. The death toll now rises to 281.
Let us not forget our armed forces are not in Afghanistan to defend the streets of the UK - quite the contrary. The politicians who agree with this war ought to take a long, hard look at their reasons and ask themselves if they can, with honesty, continue to support it.