British soldier killed in southern Afghanistan

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September 13, 2008 01:40

 
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A British soldier was shot dead while on patrol in southern Afghanistan on Friday. The Defense Ministry said a soldier from the 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment was killed during a gun battle in Helmand province. The military said that the soldier ran into enemy forces while on patrol Friday. He was shot in the head and killed instantly. Since the start of operations in October 2001, 119 British service members have died in Afghanistan.

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