Another British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. He was from 101 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and was killed yesterday in small arms fire engagement with insurgent forces in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province.
He was attached to the Joint Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group, part of the Counter Improvised Explosive Device Task Force and was part of an EOD team. According to the MoD he died seeking to rid Helmand of IEDs. Our soldiers won't rid Helmand of IEDs, only the Afghanis can do that. The Taliban will continue to lay these killer devices as quickly as they are destroyed and for as long as we remain in their country.
The death toll of British troops in Afghanistan now stands at 309.