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One British soldier killed in Afghanistan
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10:37, December 09, 2007

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British Ministry of Defense confirmed on Saturday that a British soldier was killed in southern Afghanistan.

The soldier from 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment was killed "during operations in southern Afghanistan," the ministry said in a statement.

"The soldier's next of kin have been informed and have requested a period of grace before further details are released," added the ministry.

Britain currently has over 6,000 soldiers based in Afghanistan, and will increase to around 7,700 over the course of the year. And there are about 86 British soldier killed in Afghanistan since November 2001.

British forces are deployed in Afghanistan in support of the U.N. authorized, NATO-led International Security Assistance Force mission and as part of the U.S.-led Operation Enduring Freedom.

Source:Xinhua



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