On Friday a British soldier was killed in Afghanistan.
Twenty year old Guardsman Jamie Shadrake was serving with the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards and was killed while on sentry duty.
Three British soldiers have now been killed in Helmand this month and all were expected to return home to the UK in the next few weeks. Our armed forces death toll in this war is now 425.
David Cameron's promise of a withdrawal from Afghanistan is due to begin next month and an increase in the number of attacks against members of ISAF (the International Security and Assistance Force) has been predicted, especially in the south of the country.