Peterlee soldier loses his legs in Afghanistan bomb blast

Michael Keighley, of Peterlee, County Durham, was injured while serving in Afghanistan

Michael Keighley, of Peterlee, County Durham, was injured while serving in Afghanistan

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A HERO soldier has been left with life-threatening injuries, after his legs were blown off in a bomb blast in Afghanistan.

Michael Keighley fell and triggered an improvised explosive device while searching for bombs.

Michael Keighley, of Ponteland, County Durham, was injured while serving in Afghanistan
Michael Keighley, of Ponteland, County Durham, was injured while serving in Afghanistan

The 23-year-old was serving with The Rifles when he found two bombs buried underground.

 

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