FOOTBALL and WAR
As England geared up for their match in South Africa today a soldier, from the 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment, serving as part of the Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (South), was killed in Afghanistan this afternoon.
He was part of a team that was improving the security around one of the military check points when he was struck by an explosion.
His family has been informed. This death takes the toll of this war to 295 and no indiction from our politicians that our troops will be withdrawn anytime soon.
An excerpt from Counting Cats in Zanzibar's latest post:
No, you're not the only one. I'm another.