British soldier killed by explosion brings UK casualties in Iraq to 100
An explosion on Tuesday in the Basra region of Iraq killed one British soldier and injured two others. The death brings the number of British casualties in Iraq to 100 since the beginning of the US-led invasion in 2003.
A British spokesman confirmed the death, saying, "We can confirm that today a British soldier from the 7th Armoured Brigade died from his injuries sustained as a result of an explosion at approximately 8.34am local time at Um Qasr, Basra Province."
"Three other soldiers were injured, one seriously, in the same incident and are receiving medical treatment at Shaibah medical facility," according to Skynews.
On Monday, another British soldier was killed in the southern Maysan Province by gunfire.
23 of the 100 British casualties have died from non-combat injuries such as illnesses or accidents.