November 18th, 2010
10:30 AM ET

British soldier killed in Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan, Britain's Ministry of Defense said Wednesday.

The soldier, from 1st Battalion Irish Guards serving with Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (North), died from a gunshot wound sustained in an ambush during a patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj (North) district of Helmand Province.

"The soldier was carrying out vital work mentoring an Afghan national army patrol, in order to develop their ability to protect the people of Nahr-e Saraj (North), when he was struck by small-arms fire, said Lt. Col. David Eastman, a spokesman for Task Force Helmand.

In all, 344 British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since October 7, 2001.

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  1. LarryKegel(US Army)

    It is better there tan in one of the Innocent Countries like They did before!!!

    November 22, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gary Johndro

    This is terrible! How could this have happened? This needs to stop!

    November 18, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

      It would Gary Johndro,if only the British would do the decent thing and get their troops out of there instead of catering to the right-wing thugs in Washington!!!

      November 18, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        We need all the Troops there to make sure that the War ends so the Tarriest doesn't come back like before!!!

        November 22, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        You know better than that,Phunnie boy! We need to get all the troops out of there,asap and that's all there is to it!!!

        November 23, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      People die in Wars!!! Look how many Americans Afghanistan's has died so far!!!

      November 22, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |