Suffolk airman killed in Afghan explosion

A SUFFOLK airman taking part in a vehicle-mounted patrol in Afghanistan was killed following an explosion, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said today.

A SUFFOLK airman taking part in a vehicle-mounted patrol in Afghanistan was killed following an explosion, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said today.

The airman, from the RAF Honington-based 2 Squadron, Royal Air Force Regiment, part of the Kandahar Airfield Defence Force, died as a result of his injuries. His family has been told.

The blast happened last night in an area north of Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar province.

Lieutenant Colonel David Wakefield, spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said: “It is my sad duty to inform you that an airman from 2 Squadron, Royal Air Force Regiment, part of the Kandahar Airfield Defence Regiment, was killed this evening as a result of an explosion.


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“He was on a mobile patrol in an area about four kilometres north of Kandahar Airfield when the explosion happened.

“He died doing his duty and among his fellow airmen. His sacrifice will not be forgotten.”

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The death takes the number of British service personnel killed in the conflict to 264.

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