Thursday, December 8, 2011

British soldier dies in UK from wounds received in Afghan bomb blast

A British soldier serving with 35 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers, died in the UK earlier today, Thursday, 8th December 2011, as a result of wounds he sustained on operations in Afghanistan.

Serving with the Task Force Helmand Engineer Group, the soldier was a member of a team which was in the Deh Adham Khan region of Nahr-e Saraj (North) in Central Helmand when he was caught in a blast from an improved explosive device on Tuesday, 6th December 2011.

Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Mackenzie, said: "His colleagues provided immediate first aid before he was evacuated by helicopter to the military hospital in Camp Bastion where he received further medical attention. He was then flown under the care of a Critical Care Air Support Team to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where, tragically, he succumbed to his wounds surrounded by members of his family."

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