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British Soldier Dies From Afghanistan Injuries
A British soldier has died from injuries he received while serving in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has announced.
Sky sources understand the soldier, who has not yet been named, was taking part in a joint patrol in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand Province when he was seriously wounded in an insurgent attack on Monday.
He was flown back to the UK for treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, but medics were unable to save him.
Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Major Chris Boryer, said: "It is my solemn duty to report the death of a soldier from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment who has died as a result of wounds sustained whilst on duty in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand Province.
"The thoughts and prayers of everyone serving in Task Force Helmand are with his family and friends at this extremely difficult time."
The MoD said the serviceman's next of kin have been informed.