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Soldier from 36 Engineer Regiment killed in Afghanistan

A Military Operations news article

15 Feb 10

It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that a soldier from 36 Engineer Regiment, serving as part of the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Task Force, was killed in Afghanistan today, Monday 15 February 2010.

Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence

The soldier died from wounds received as a result of an explosion near Patrol Base Ezaray to the north east of Sangin district centre in Helmand province this afternoon.

Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel David Wakefield, said:

"It is with deep sadness I must confirm that a soldier from 36 Engineer Regiment, serving as part of the Counter-IED Task Force, was killed by an explosion this afternoon. He was engaged in IED clearance operations near Patrol Base Ezaray to the north east of Sangin district centre in Helmand province.

"He was one of that unique breed who go out again and again to confront the dangers of IEDs, determined to save lives. His indomitable courage will not be forgotten."

Next of kin have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released.

This death was not connected to Operation MOSHTARAK.





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