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British EOD Killed in Afghanistan

Udate Captain Lisa Head identified as EOD killed

British Forces News   April 20, 2011

The Ministry of Defence has announced that a British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.

The soldier from 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps died on Tuesday 19th April 2011, after being deployed on an operation to clear Improvised Explosive Devices in the Nahr-e Saraj (South) District of Helmand Province.

Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick, said:

“The soldier was neutralising a complex set of Improvised Explosive Devices which had been sown in an alleyway between two compounds when one of the devices detonated. Immediate first aid was provided and a helicopter Medical Emergency Response Team recovered the casualty to the military hospital in Camp Bastion. Surgeons stabilised the patient sufficiently for a Critical Care Air Support Team to conduct a medical evacuation from Camp Bastion to the Queen Elizabeth NHS Hospital in Birmingham where, tragically, the individual died.”

The soldier’s family has been informed.

April 20, 2011 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Improvised Explosive Devices | , , , ,

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