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Afghanistan: Soldier Dies At Camp Bastion
A soldier from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers has died at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.
The serviceman's death is being investigated, but it is not thought to have been the result of hostile action.
Spokesman for Joint Force Support, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Parry, said: "It is with deep sadness that I must report the death of a soldier from 4 Close Support Battalion, REME at Camp Bastion, Helmand Province.
"The condolences of all personnel serving with Joint Force Support Afghanistan are with the soldier's family and friends at this extremely difficult time."
The member of 104 Force Support Battalion was attached to 4 Close Support Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME).
Family have been informed.
The death brings the total number of members of UK forces to have died since operations in Afghanistan began in October 2001 to 431.