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Soldier killed in Afghanistan

A soldier from the 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment has been killed in Afghanistan. The soldier was part of a patrol to disrupt insurgent activity in the south of Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand Province, when he was killed by small arms fire. His family have been informed.

It is my sad duty to inform you that a soldier from 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment has been killed whilst on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province. His loss will be felt by everyone across Task Force Helmand and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”

– Lieutenant Colonel John Kerner