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Soldier found hanged had survived bomb attack in Afghanistan

By PaulTurner555  |  Posted: January 04, 2013

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.

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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