Soldier killed on Afghan patrol
- 14 June 2012
- From the section UK
A soldier from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards has been killed on patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.
A grenade blast killed the man. His name has not been released yet, but his family has been informed.
The patrol was operating in the north of Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand Province.
The death brings the number of British military deaths in Afghanistan since 2001 to 418.
Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Major Ian Lawrence, said: "The thoughts of all within Task Force Helmand are with his family and friends at this difficult time."