Soldiers death is 'great loss to those serving in Helmand'

A soldier serving in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand Province has died of his injuries after he was injured as a result of enemy action on 25th March. The soldier was flown to hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his wounds.

It is with deep regret that I must report the death of a soldier from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire) who has died as a result of wounds sustained during an insurgent attack in Nad-e Ali in Helmand Province. His death comes as a great loss to all serving in Task Force Helmand. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to his family and friends at this difficult time.

– Major Matt Allen, Spokesman for Task Force Helmand

His next of kin have been informed.

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