A British soldier has been shot dead by a rogue Afghan soldier in Helmand province in the first British death of the year.
The dead soldier, a member of 28 Engineer Regiment, attached to 21 Engineer Regiment, was part of a team preparing Nato bases to be handed to Afghan forces.
Six British soldiers were also wounded in the attack, which began with an argument among Afghan troops. Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening. …
A member of the Afghan National Army in Helmand said the attacker — shot dead after opening fire – was from Laghman Province and had joined the Afghan army a year ago.
“He was well-known as being religious and would lead prayers, acting as an imam,” said the soldier, speaking on condition of anonymity.