Death of another British soldier in a kind of never-ending Afghan war brings the total number of British casualties to 417. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Defense, the victim shot to death in Helmand province, was from Yorkshire Regiment’s third Battalion.
According to the details, the unnamed soldier came under attack in south western Afghan province and was shot to death by small arms fire. It was in October in 2001 when the Afghan war began and so far; 417 British soldiers belonging to various Regiments have been killed.
The attack was carried out in the small district of Nahr-e Saraj, situated in south of Helmand. The soldier was on patrol with other fellow soldiers when attacked, in the same area where Corporal Michael John Thacker was also shot dead on Friday. John Thacker was from the Royal Welsh, from the first Battalion who died in the same circumstances; killed while on patrol.