A soldier was shot dead in Afghanistan today, the Ministry of Defence said.

A warrior was shot dead in Afghanistan today, the Service of Protection said.
The part of the 2nd Battalion, the Mercian Regiment, was murdered at the point when his watch was assaulted by extremists in the Nahr-e Saraj region of Helmand Province.
During the attack, he endured a lethal shot wound, the MoD said. His family have been told.
Tragic: The Mercian Regiment officer (not pictured) passed on after his watch came under fire
Task Compel Helmand representative Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Mackenzie said: ‘The passing of this overcome warrior is a disaster which has influenced us all.

‘His misfortune will be profoundly felt by his family, companions what’s more, cherished ones, what’s more, our contemplations what’s more, supplications are with them at this extremely troublesome time.’
The soldier’s demise takes the number of English troops who have passed on since operations in Afghanistan started in 2001 to 384.
The past deadly episode including a English trooper too happened in the Nahr-e Saraj region.
Rifleman Vijay Rai, from the 2nd Battalion, kicked the bucket after the checkpoint he was guarding was assaulted with little arms fire last month.
Death toll: A add up to of 384 English warriors have presently passed on in Afghanistan

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