posted on Aug, 15 2009 @ 05:34 PM
Death takes UK Afghan toll to 200
A British soldier has died from wounds suffered in Afghanistan, taking the number of UK troops killed since operations began in 2001 to 200.
The soldier, from the 2nd Battalion the Royal Welsh, died in hospital in Birmingham. Family have been informed.
The soldier was injured in an explosion while on patrol in Helmand on Thursday.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown described the death as "deeply tragic news", but said the only way to make Britain safer was to make Afghanistan more
A total of nine UK personnel have died this month as troops attempt to shore up security ahead of August elections.
The latest death follows those of three soldiers killed by roadside bombs while on foot patrol in Helmand on Thursday.