Another British soldier was killed in Afghanistan yesterday. He was from the Royal Dragoon Guards, serving as poart of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (South) and was killed in an explosion while on a vehicle patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.
He was attached to the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles Battle Group and was part of a screening force that was providing protection to enable the building of a road in the Babaji area, so that local Afghans could move more freely.
Why are we building roads when the Taliban will quickly cover them in IEDs?
Another soldier, from the 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment has died today in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, from wounds received in Afghanistan.
This brings the death toll to 312 since this war began.