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Royal Anglian killed in Afghanistan named

Corporal Alex Guy from the Royal Anglian Regiment who was killed in Afghanistan on Friday Credit: Ministry of Defence

A British soldier killed during an operation targeting insurgents in Afghanistan on Friday has been named by the Ministry of Defence as Corporal Alex Guy. He was born in Norwich and grew up in St Neots in Cambridgeshire.

Cpl Guy, 37, of the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, was killed while leading his section to assist a group of Afghan soldiers pinned down by enemy fire during an insurgent ambush in Nad-e Ali District of Helmand Province.

His wife Emma, who he married in 2006, said: "Alex was kind. A happy, full-of-life and kind hearted man, with a passion for his work and family."

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