The Ministry of Defence have announced that a soldier from The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, was killed in Afghanistan yesterday.
The soldier was killed whilst in Patrol Base Shawqat, in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand province.
It is thought that his death was the result of an "insider attack" when he was shot by an individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform.
The man has not yet been named, but his next of kin have been informed.
"This is incredibly sad news for the battalion and everyone serving in Task Force Helmand.
As we mark Remembrance this weekend, our thoughts now turn to the soldier's family and friends whose loss is so much greater than ours".
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