A British soldier from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) has died in Afghanistan at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, raising the British forces’ casualties in the South Asian country to 431.
The British Ministry of Defense said an investigation is underway to determined how the soldier died as his death is not thought to be the result of hostile action.
The soldier was a member of 104 Force Support Battalion and was attached to 4 Close Support Battalion of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME).
The soldier’s family has been informed about the incident at Camp Bastion.
The death brings the total number of British soldiers to have died since the invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 to 431.
The recent deaths of several British troops in Helmand province comes as British commanders claim the fight is being taken to the grounds of the insurgents, which is why there are so many British and other Western casualties in that area.