"A soldier serving with the 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment was killed during a foot patrol to disrupt insurgent activity on Friday 27 January 2012 in the Khar Nikah region of Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
As at 27 January 2012, a total of 397 British forces personnel or MOD civilians have died while serving in Afghanistan since the start of operations in October 2001.
Of these, 352 were killed as a result of hostile action. 45 are known to have died either as a result of illness, non-combat injuries or accidents, or have not yet officially been assigned a cause of death pending the outcome of an investigation. The balance of these figures may change as inquests are concluded."
In the MoD latest news more details are given:
"It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that a soldier serving with 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment was killed in Afghanistan today, Friday 27 January 2012.
Serving as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (North), the soldier was a member of an International Security Assistance Force foot patrol to disrupt insurgent activity in the Khar Nikah region of Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, when he received a fatal gunshot wound.
Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Mackenzie, said:
"It is my very sad duty to inform you that a soldier serving with 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment was fatally wounded in an insurgent attack while on a foot patrol to disrupt insurgent activity in the Khar Nikah area of Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand province. Our deepest condolences are with his family and friends at this tragic time."
The soldier's family have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released"
RIP and condolences.