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Kabul Incident

Attack on British Embassy vehicle in Kabul

At 1020 am local time on 27 November a suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated targeting a British Embassy vehicle moving through the city of Kabul.

We are saddened to report that Ronnie Jessiman, a member of the G4S security team, was killed in the explosion.

Ronnie (aged 33) was born in London and joined the British Army in 1998, at age 17, when he joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.  In 2007, Ronnie transferred to 5 Scots, Support Company, Fire Support Group and had two deployments to Afghanistan as part of Operation Herrick. 
Ronnie left the British Army in November 2012 and joined G4S in January 2013 as a Close Protection Officer supporting the FCO contract protecting the British Embassy in Kabul. 
Ronnie was married in August this year and lived in Canterbury with his wife Natalie. Ronnie was the son of a Scottish serviceman (Royal Engineer) who lives with his family in Glasgow.
Our thoughts and most heartfelt condolences are with the families, friends and colleagues of those affected by this tragic incident.