The Ministry of Defence have announced the soldier killed in action on Monday is Sapper Richard Reginald Walker from Leeds. He was serving with 28 Engineer Regiment, attached to 21 Engineer Regiment as part of the Task Force Helmand Engineer Group.
Sapper Walker was shot in an apparent 'insider attack' by a member of the Afghan National Army at Patrol Base Hazrat in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province.
He was working on a construction task with other military engineers from his troop, as part of the preparations to hand the camp over to Afghan security forces, when the Afghan soldier turned his weapon soldiers at the base.
There were a number of casualties, all of whom were taken to a nearby medical facility where Sapper Walker was pronounced dead.
More top news
Justin Fashanu's neice says the culture surrounding modern football makes it almost impossible for gay players to come out.
The 27-year-old former Doncaster and Bradford halfback will step into the shoes of Michael Shenton, who has been ruled out for the campaign.
Workmen have pulled back ruined boarding to reveal a wall full of posters which have not been seen since they were put in way back in 1882.