British troops patrol though Nad-e Ali
Yesterday, shortly after the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) reported that three US soldiers had been killed in an incident in south-west Afghanistan by 'an individual wearing Afghan uniform', a British soldier from 3rd Battalion The Rifles, died as a result of injuries sustained whilst on patrol in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand Province.
Later in the day the MoD announced the death of another soldier. He belonged to the 30 Armoured Engineer Squadron, 26 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers and was killed as a result of injuries received by enemy action while undertaking a construction task in Nad-e Ali.
Yesterday's deaths bring the total number of members of UK's armed forces to have died since operations in Afghanistan began in October 2001 to 424.
May they rest in peace.