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British soldier killed in counter poaching operation in Malawi – UK defence ministry

LONDON (Reuters) – A British soldier has been killed while taking part in counter poaching operations in Malawi, Britain’s defence ministry said on Tuesday.

Guardsman Mathew Talbot, who served with The 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, was killed on May 5 while on his first operational deployment, the ministry said.

No further details about the incident were given.

“He was hugely proud to of his work as a Counter-Poaching Operator, and tragically died doing great good,” his commanding officer, Lt Col Ed Launders, said in a statement.

Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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