Tuesday, January 8, 2013

British soldier shot and killed by Afghan soldier

A British soldier has been shot dead by a man wearing an Afghan army uniform on Monday 7th January 2013.

The soldier, from 28 Engineer Regiment, was killed at Patrol Base Hazrat in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.

Major Martyn Crighton, a spokesman for International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), said that the soldier died after "an individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against both Afghan National Army soldiers and ISAF troops".

He added: "During the engagement the attacker was killed and there were some other folks who were wounded. They were subsequently taken to an ISAF medical facility to be treated."

UPDATE: The soldier has been named as 23-year-old Sapper Richard Walker.

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