100th British soldier killed in Iraq

From BBC Online

A British soldier has been killed in an explosion in southern Iraq, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

The soldier, from the 7th Armoured Brigade, died as result of injuries sustained after a blast in Basra province, the ministry said.

Other soldiers injured in the incident are receiving treatment at the Shaibah medical facility.

The death brings the number of British personnel to have died in Iraq to 100 and is the second fatality this week.

For previous discussion of the true extent of British casualties go here and here.

Vigils and protests are being organised across the UK to mark this event.

Please see here for further details.