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    Today of all days - 14th November - Remembrance Sunday

    A British soldier from the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, serving as part of Combined Force Nad'e Ali, has been killed in Afghanistan.




    The soldier died after an IED blast in the Nad'e Ali area of Helmand Province


    The soldier died of his injuries after an explosion in the southern Nad'e Ali area of Helmand Province.
    His next of kin have been informed.
    Lieutenant Colonel David Eastman MBE, spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said: "It is with a heavy heart that I must report the loss of a soldier from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment this morning.
    "The soldier was part of a patrol providing security and a reassuring presence for the people of Nad-e Ali when he was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device.
    "On this day of all days, his loss feels especially poignant and, as with all of our brave, fallen comrades, will be forever marked in our thoughts; he will be sorely missed."
    His death takes the number of British service personnel killed in action in Afghanistan since operations began there in 2001 to 303.
    The total number of losses, including accidents and illnesses, now stands at 344.

    Thoughts and prayers with his family
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    That really is a sad loss on a day like today. The UDR/RIR contingent were marching directly in front of us at the Cenotaph.

    Rest easy son.

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