It is reported that a Royal Marine from 40 Commando was killed whilst on foot patrol.
He was conducting a reassurance foot patrol in the Green Zone around Sangin when, tragically, he was struck by an explosion.
The latest death takes the number of British troops who have died in operations in Afghanistan since the mission began in 2001 to 288.
The use of IED's is without a doubt the single biggest killer of British Forces in Afghanistan.
To reinforce this the BBC (yes i know) produced a Panorama Documentary titled "A Very British Hero".
I have blogged about the work of this team before, about the unfathomable loss of SSgt Oz Schmitt.
Please get a coffee and follow this link, and attempt to study what the "High Threat Operatives" try to do daily.
I had tears in my eyes...........I dare you not too also