Brigadier General Gunter Katz
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British soldier killed by Afghan army gunman

A British soldier has been shot dead by a rogue member of the Afghan National Army, Afghan defence officials say.

The UK soldier, of 28 Engineer Regiment, attached to 21 Engineer Regiment, died at Patrol Base Hazrat, in Helmand's Nahr-e Saraj district.

A spokesman for the the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Brigadier General Gunter Katz, confirmed that the gunman fired at Afghan troops and then British soldiers before being killed.

  • 08 Jan 2013
  • From the section Asia