British soldier killed in blast

A BRITISH soldier was killed when the vehicle he was travelling in struck a roadside mine in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said today.Five others, who like the dead serviceman, were members of the 2nd Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment, were injured in the blast near the town of Musa Qala yesterday.

A BRITISH soldier was killed when the vehicle he was travelling in struck a roadside mine in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said today.

Five others, who like the dead serviceman, were members of the 2nd Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment, were injured in the blast near the town of Musa Qala yesterday.

The wounded taken by helicopter to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) medical centre at Camp Bastion and Kandahar airfield.

The number of British military deaths in Afghanistan since the start of operations in November 2001 now stands at 87.