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British soldier killed in Helmand

British soldier killed in Helmand

Mar 10, 2011 - 10:12

KABULinfo-icon(PANinfo-icon): A British soldier was killed in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistaninfo-icon, officials said on Thursday.

The International Security Assistance Force said one of its servicemembers died on Wednesday following an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan.

In line with its policy, the alliance neither revealed the nationally of the fallen soldier, nor the exact location of the incident.

However, the British defence ministry said a UK soldier was killed following a roadside bomb blast in Nad Ali district of southern Helmand province.

Talibaninfo-icon fighters also claimed they killed two British soldiers and injured two others in the district.

Since the war against terrorism in Afghanistan, 359 British soldiers have been killed. The UK has nearly 10,000 soldiers under the flag of ISAFinfo-icon with most based in Helmand.

Since the beginning of 2011, 76 international servicemembers, including 49 Americans and 10 Britons have been killed in Afghanistan. Last year, 711 foreign troops were killed in the country.

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