Soldier from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards killed in Afghanistan
It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that a soldier from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was killed in Afghanistan today, 27 April 2012.
Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Major Ian Lawrence, said:
“Sadly, I must report that today a soldier from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards has died of a gunshot wound sustained while on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.
“The thoughts and prayers of all in the Task Force and Combined Force are with his family and friends at this tragic time.”
The soldier’s family have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released.