Another British Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
News Brief – July 5, 2006
Another British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday, becoming the sixth to die on a new mission in the south of the country.
The incident came as Tony Blair told MPs that the UK's Afghan role was vital for world security.
"We can confirm that during a patrol in Sangin town, members of 3 Para battle group were attacked by suspected Taleban forces," a defence statement said.
"It is with deep regret we can confirm that during the incident a British soldier has been killed."
Although no name was released, the latest fatality was the sixth in recent weeks.
British military commanders are reported to have told the Government there is a distinct possibility in Afghanistan of ’strategic failure’ - military jargon for defeat.
Expect to see a steady stream of casualties in what is becoming a bitter war of attrition.
Last updated 08/09/2006