Soldier killed in Lashkar Gah

The Ministry of Defence have confirmed the death of a soldier in Afghanistan today.

It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce the death of a soldier from the 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Staffords), on 5th November 2013 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Next of kin have been informed.

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Suicide blast soldier named

A British soldier killed in a suicide blast while on patrol in Afghanistan has been named as Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Ian Michael Fisher from The 3rd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Staffords).