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Soldier found hanged had survived bomb attack in Afghanistan

By PaulTurner555  |  Posted: January 04, 2013

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Trooper Robert Griffiths

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THE young soldier found hanged at his parents' home on Gower had survived a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan, it has emerged.

Trooper Robert Griffiths of the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards — known as the Welsh Cavalry — was driving a light tank when it set off the bomb in the Nahr-e Saraj district of the war-torn country last year.

He was one of three soldiers in the Scimitar Mk2 who walked away unharmed from the explosion.

The body of 24-year-old Trooper Griffiths was found at his parents' house in Oldway, Bishopston, on the evening of December 29.

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South Wales Police have said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, and they are compiling report for the coroner.

The Welsh Cavalry completed a seven month tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2012.

An Army spokesman said: "Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time."

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