Saturday, October 15, 2011

British Gurkha killed in action

A British soldier serving with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles has been killed in action in Afghanistan.

Lt Col Gordon Mackenzie, spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said: "It is with great sadness that I announce that a soldier from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles was killed during operations with Afghan Police partners to extend security in the Nahr-e Saraj region of Helmand.

"Whilst protecting a checkpoint, his team came under insurgent small arms fire, during which he received a fatal gunshot wound."

The fallen soldier has been named as Rifleman Vijay Rai

1 comment:

  1. God bless Lt Col. Gordon. My condolences to his family and friends. My sincere gratitude to him, and his family for their sacrifices.


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