Soldier on foot patrol shot dead.Byline: PAULA FENTIMAN
A BRITISH soldier was shot dead in Afghanistan yesterday while on foot patrol in Helmand Province, the Ministry of Defence said.
The soldier was from the 7th Battalion battalion
Tactical military organization composed of a headquarters and two or more companies, batteries, or similar units and usually commanded by a field-grade officer such as a lieutenant colonel. The Rifles, attached to the 3rd Battalion The Rifles Battle Group.
His next of kin The blood relatives entitled by law to inherit the property of a person who dies without leaving a valid will, although the term is sometimes interpreted to include a relationship existing by reason of marriage. Cross-references
Descent and Distribution. have been informed. The MoD said the soldier was killed as a result of small arms small arms, firearms designed primarily to be carried and fired by one person and, generally, held in the hands, as distinguished from heavy arms, or artillery. Early Small Arms
The first small arms came into general use at the end of the 14th cent. fire while on patrol near Sangin this morning.
Lieutenant Colonel David Wakefield, spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said: "It is my sad duty to inform you that this morning a British soldier from the 3 RIFLES Battle Group was shot and killed while on patrol in Helmand Province.
"He died in the course of his duty. He will be missed by us, his comrades, and we will remember him." The serviceman's death takes the number killed in Afghanistan this year to 96.