Announcement

Soldier from 26 Engineer Regiment killed in Afghanistan

It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence must announce that a soldier from 30 Armoured Engineer Squadron, 26 Engineer Regiment, was killed in Afghanistan today, 10 August 2012.

His death occurred as a result of injuries sustained by enemy action whilst undertaking a construction task in the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand province.

Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Major Ian Lawrence, said:

It is my sad duty to inform you that a soldier from 30 Armoured Engineer Squadron, 26 Engineer Regiment, has been killed as a result of injuries sustained by enemy action whilst on duty in the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand province.

The death of this brave engineer will be felt deeply by his family, friends and all those who served alongside him. We extend our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to them at this difficult time.

The soldier’s family have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released.

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