UK: British soldier killed while on patrol in Afghanistan

A British soldier from 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said tonight.

The soldier was part of a foot patrol to disrupt insurgent activity in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province, when his patrol came under attack from small arms fire.

His next of kin have been informed.

The 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh, is based at The Dale Barracks in Chester.

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