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British EOD dies of wounds from deadly blast

A BRITISH soldier has tragically died in Britain after being fatally wounded by a Taliban bomb a week ago.

The Sun  April 19, 2012

The brave soldier of Britain’s elite bombing hunting unit – 33 Engineer Regiment – was critically hurt last Wednesday.

He received emergency medical care on the battlefield and was then rushed back to the Forces wing at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

But today, his wounds from the deadly blast proved too serious and he died.

A total of 409 members of UK forces have died since operations in Afghanistan began in October 2001.

Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Major Ian Lawrence, said: “It is with a deep sense of regret that I must confirm the death of a soldier from 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) who died of wounds sustained in an IED (improvised explosive device) strike on 11 April 2012.

“The thoughts and sincere condolences of the entire Task Force are with his family and friends.”

April 19, 2012 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Bomb Disposal, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Improvised Explosive Devices | , , , , , ,

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