Killed solider named by MoD

The Ministry of Defence has named the soldier who was killed in Afghanistan on Monday as Sapper Richard Reginald Walker from 28 Engineer Regiment.

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439 UK service members killed in Afghanistan since 2001

A British soldier has been killed by a suspected member of the Afghan National Army.

The insider attack takes to 439 the number of UK service members to have lost their lives since operations in Afghanistan began in October 2001.

The so-called "green-on-blue" attacks have caused the deaths of all six British soldiers who have died during the current tour, Herrick 17.

At least 54 international troops have died as a result of such attacks, where Afghans turn their weapons on their coalition colleagues.

ISAF: Afghanistan insider attack being investigated

A British soldier from 28 Engineer Regiment, attached to 21 Engineer Regiment, has been killed by a suspected member of the Afghan National Army.

The International Security Assistance Force has tweeted:

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Task Force Helmand: 'This is an extremely sad day'

It is my painful duty to report the death of a soldier from 28 Engineer Regiment, who was shot and killed by a suspected member of the Afghan National Army at a patrol base in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province.

This is an extremely sad day for the Corps of Royal Engineers and everyone serving with Task Force Helmand. Our thoughts are with the soldier’s family and friends at this time.

The soldier’s family have been informed and they have requested a 24-hour period of grace before further details are released.

– Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Major Laurence Roche

British soldier killed by suspected member of Afghan army

A British soldier from 28 Engineer Regiment, attached to 21 Engineer Regiment, was killed by a suspected member of the Afghan National Army (ANA) yesterday, the Ministry of Defence has said.

The suspected ANA member used small arms fire first on his colleagues, before turning his weapon on the International Security Assistance Force soldiers in Patrol Base Hazrat in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province.

Next of kin have been informed.

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