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The Ministry of Defence has named a Pembrokeshire-based soldier who was killed on patrol in Afghanistan.
Lance Corporal James Brynin was attached to a Signal Regiment at Brawdy near Haverfordwest.
A British soldier killed in Afghanistan yesterday has been named as Lance Corporal James Brynin from Shoreham-By-Sea, in West Sussex.
He was an Intelligence Corps soldier attached to the 14th Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare), which is currently based at Cawdor Barracks in Pembrokeshire.
Pembrokeshire County Council have paid tribute to the soldier who was killed in Afghanistan today.
The Ministry of Defence has told ITV News that the Pembrokeshire-based soldier killed in Afghanistan today had been in the country for less than a month.
His tour was due to last for 9 months.
The 14th Signals Regiment is currently based at Cawdor Barracks near Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire
The Regiment is part of the Royal Corps of Signals.
Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel Hywel Lewis MBE, said:
The serviceman’s next of kin have been informed.
A British soldier has been killed in enemy fire while on patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has announced.
The "fantastic" soldier, from 14 Signals Regiment (Electronic Warfare), attached to the Task Force Helmand Brigade Reconnaissance Force, died while on patrol in Helmand Province, the MoD said.
The death takes to 445 the number of UK service members who have lost their lives since operations in Afghanistan began in October 2001 and is the seventh this year.
It is the first UK death in Afghanistan since Corporal William Savage, Fusilier Samuel Flint, and Private Robert Hetherington died when their Mastiff armoured vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED) on a routine patrol on April 30.