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Pendle soldier flown home

A soldier killed in an attack on an army base by a rogue Afghan soldier has been named as Michael Foley from Colne.

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Solider killed in Afghanistan was 'dedicated husband father and soldier'

Tributes to LCpl Michael Foley, nicknamed 'Axel' have continued to pour in. LCpl Foley leaves behind wife, Sophie, and three young children, Calum, Warren and Jake.

"I have known Axel a little over 12 months, a fellow proud northerner from Lancashire! Axel was an absolute star, a person I held in huge regard, a dedicated husband, father and soldier.

Nothing was ever too much trouble, never a complainer; the zeal and energy for life he possessed is rare, backed up with a cracking sense of humour.

– Staff Sergeant Anthony Howley, Chief Clerk, Headquarters 20th Armoured Brigade

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