First British Woman Killed in Afghanistan

Servicewoman dies in bomb attack on convoy
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2008 6:32 AM CDT
Britain soldiers arriving from Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan. An attack on a British convoy left four soldiers dead, including the first British servicewoman killed there.   (AP Photo/Abdul Khaleq)
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(Newser) – An attack on a British military convoy in Afghanistan killed four troops, including the first British female soldier to die since the conflict began. The soldiers died in an explosion in Helmand province, Afghanistan's most volatile region, reports the Guardian. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband expressed his "deepest condolences" and admitted that the situation in Afghanistan has become "grim."