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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:31 PM
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BBC: UK soldier killed in Afghanistan
Last Updated: Sunday, 20 August 2006, 17:39 GMT 18:39 UK

UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed in a gun battle
with Taleban forces in southern Afghanistan.

The soldier, who has not been named, was killed
in the volatile Helmand province at about noon
local time (830 BST), the Ministry of Defence said.

"The soldier died as a result of injuries sustained
during the contact. Three other British soldiers
received minor injuries," said an MoD spokesman.

-snip-

The family of the soldier was in the process of
being informed of the death, the MoD spokesman
said.

-snip-

Full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5269272.stm
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:35 PM
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1. and recall the yesterday the US had 4 troops killed in Afgan
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agentkgb Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:03 PM
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2. Independence?
Afghanistan recently celebrated their independence from Britain. Now they're occupied again, just to further western agendas.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:52 PM
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3. Hi agentkgb!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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