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  • 6 March 2014, 7:17

British Soldier Injured In Afghanistan Dies

A soldier from 32 Engineer Regiment has died as a result of non-battle related injuries sustained in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.

The soldier's commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Steve Davies, said: "The tragic death of this committed and professional sapper has hit the Task Force Helmand Engineer Group hard.

"The Corps has lost a rising star, and his squadron has lost a respected comrade and friend.

"At this most difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones."

The incident did not involve enemy action and the serviceman's next of kin have been informed.

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