British soldier killed in Afghanistan

A BRITISH soldier was killed and two others were injured in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said today.The soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles were on their way back to their base at Kandahar Airfield, the main allied air base in the south of the country, when the blast hit their vehicle.

A BRITISH soldier was killed and two others were injured in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said today.

The soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles were on their way back to their base at Kandahar Airfield, the main allied air base in the south of the country, when the blast hit their vehicle.

The Gurkhas had been taking part in an operation in neighbouring Helmand Province.