Afghan civilian dies in crash with British troops

An Afghan civilian has been killed in a road accident involving British forces, the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) said.

An Afghan civilian has been killed in a road accident involving British forces, the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) said.

A spokesman said: “We can confirm that a local Afghan was killed in a road traffic accident yesterday in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province.

“The accident involved a British Isaf vehicle and a tractor.

“The accident is under investigation by the Afghan National Police with the full cooperation of British forces.”

It is understood the Afghan was riding in a trailer at the back of a tractor, which collided with a 19-tonne Ridgeback coming the other way.

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