It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that a soldier from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment was killed in Afghanistan today, 3 June 2012.
The soldier was part of a patrol to disrupt insurgent activity in the south of Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand province when he was killed by small arms fire.
Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel John Kerner, said:
It is my sad duty to inform you that a soldier from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment has been killed whilst on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.
His loss will be felt by everyone across Task Force Helmand and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
The soldier’s family have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released.