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.

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