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British soldier killed in suicide bombing

British soldier killed in suicide bombing

Nov 06, 2013 - 11:48

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A NATOinfo-icon-led soldier has been killed in a suicide attack in southern Afghanistaninfo-icon, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) said on Wednesday.

Tuesday's death was announced in a brief statement from the multinational force, which neither gave the soldier's nationality nor the exact location of the bombing.

But the Ministry of Defence in London said the "hugely experienced" soldier from the 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Staffords) died from an explosion during a vehicle-borne suicide attack.

In a statement, the ministry said the soldier was taking part in a patrol in the Kamparak area, 40km northeast of Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand province.

With the latest fatality, the number of UK troops killed in Afghanistan since October 2001 has gone up to 446. British troops are due to quit Afghanistan by the end of 2014.



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