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PublishDate: Tuesday, February 14, 201215:35

British soldier shot dead in southern Helmand province

The officials prevented to disclose information regarding the location and nationality of the deceased soldier.


British Defense Ministry officials on Monday announced, a RAF airman was shot dead by small arms fire during patrol in Nad-e-Ali district of southern Helmand province.
The officials further added, the service member from the Royal Air Force Regiment was hit by small arms fire from the insurgents at the Dashte area of Nad-e-Ali district.
International Security Assistance Force officials in Afghanistan following a press release on Monday also confirmed the death a NATO service member in southern regions of the country however the officials prevented to disclose information regarding the location and nationality of the deceased soldier.
A spokesman for the British troops in southern Helmand province Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Mackenzie said, “It is my sad duty to report that an airman from the Royal Air Force Regiment was fatally wounded during an insurgent attack in the western Dashte area of Nad-e-Ali district, Helmand province.”
Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Mackenzie further added, the soldier was killed whilst on a patrol to interact with the local population.
He also said, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
The latest death brings the number of British troops killed in Afghanistan to 4 service members since the beginning of the year.
At least 398 British troops have been killed in Afghanistan since the beginning of their mission in 2001.

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