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Yorkshire soldier gunned down by rogue Afghan colleague

A soldier died at the hands of an Afghan colleague who suddenly turned on the British troops he was supposed to be serving alongside in Helmand Province.

Today an inquest heard 23-year-old Sapper Richard Walker - who was born in Leeds and based in Ripon - wasn't wearing any body armour when he was shot down by the rogue gunman. But the soldier who bravely tried to save him said they thought they'd be safe in their own base. Gregg Easteal reports

Leeds soldier laid to rest

Sapper Richard Walker

A soldier from Leeds shot in Afghanistan in an insider attack has been laid to rest in a military funeral today.

Sapper Richard Walker was described as an amazing soldier, a great friend and a devoted father to his daughter Lilly-Faith.

The 23-year-old was serving with 28 Engineer Regiment on his first deployment to the country when an Afghan soldier turned his weapon on him and other soldiers earlier this month.

A military funeral has been held for Sapper Walker

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