Thursday, February 12, 2009

Soldier dies in Iraq

It is with regret that the Ministry of Defence must announce the death of a soldier from 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment in Basra, Iraq, today, Thursday 12 February 2009.

The soldier died during a shooting incident in the early hours of the morning at the Contingency Operating Base.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are still being investigated.

Next of kin have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released.

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