Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment dies in Afghanistan

PWRR soldier dies in Afghanistan

PWRR soldier dies in Afghanistan

First published in News

A British soldier from the 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment has died in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence revealed last night.

He was in Jamal Kowi, Nahr-e Saraj district, central Helmand, when an improvised explosive device was set off.

The MoD said the soldier's family had been informed.

Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lt Col Gordon Mackenzie, gave tribute.

He said: "It is with a heavy heart that I must confirm the death of a soldier from the 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment earlier today after an explosion in the Jamal Kowi area of Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand Province.

"Our deepest condolences are extended to his family at this very difficult time and all of our thoughts and prayers are with them."

The family has asked for a 24-hour period-of-grace until more details are released.

The deaths bring the total number of UK military personnel killed in operations in Afghanistan since 2001 to 389.

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3:19pm Mon 21 Nov 11

AndyAndrews says...

Another British life wasted in this pointless conflict.
Another British life wasted in this pointless conflict. AndyAndrews
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4:39pm Mon 21 Nov 11

friend123 says...

My heart goes out to his family
My heart goes out to his family friend123
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5:35pm Mon 21 Nov 11

resident in southampton east says...

i feel for the family, i hope he gets full honours when he comes home!!!
i feel for the family, i hope he gets full honours when he comes home!!! resident in southampton east
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