Soldier from 14th Signal Regiment killed in Afghanistan
2:42pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
A soldier from the 14th Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare) has been killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan today (Tuesday), the MOD has said.
A statement on the MOD website said: "It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that a soldier from 14th Signals Regiment (Electronic Warfare), has been killed in Afghanistan today, 15 October 2013.
"The serviceman, who was attached to the Task Force Helmand Brigade Reconnaissance Force, was killed in action as a result of enemy fire while on a patrol in the area of Kakaran, north east of Helmand’s provincial capital Lashkar Gah, within the UK area of operations. Despite receiving immediate medical attention, he died from his injuries at the scene."
Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel Hywel Lewis, said: "A fantastic soldier has tragically died defending his comrades. He was the brightest and the best. Those who served alongside him were privileged and feel his loss most deeply. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family at this extremely difficult time."
Th 14th Signal Regiment is based at Cawdor Barracks, near St Davids.
The soldier’s family have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released.
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