Monday, July 18, 2011

British soldier killed by bomb blast - 18 July 2011

British Army Corporal Mark Palin serving with 1st Battalion The Rifles was killed in Afghanistan today, Monday 18th July 2011.

The soldier was killed while on an operation in the Nahr-e Saraj (South) district of Helmand province to recover a cache of improvised explosive device components that had been discovered the previous evening.

He was escorting a specialist team to the cache to remove these components when he was caught in an explosion from another device, a short distance away from the original find.

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