Gurkha dies in Afghanistan

John A Silkstone

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Jul 11, 2004
Gurkha soldier dies in Afghanistan

A British soldier from 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles has been killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan. Skip related content
The soldier was killed on Tuesday in the Musa Qala area of southern Afghanistan when a patrol came under attack. Next of kin have been informed.

Brigadier General Richard Blanchette said: "Our deepest sympathies are with the soldier's family and friends as they deal with their loss. This soldier died honourably, helping bring security to Afghanistan."

The British soldier, who was a Gurkha, was taking part in a joint ISAF and Afghan National Security Forces operation against enemy forces, the Ministry of Defence said.

He received medical treatment at the scene but died from the wounds.

Commander Paula Rowe, spokeswoman for Task Force Helmand, said: "The death of this soldier has left us all deeply saddened.

"Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things to go through, and the thoughts of everyone in Task Force Helmand are with this soldier's family, friends and comrades at this very difficult time."

R.I.P. brave soldier


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