UK soldier dies from gunshot wound in Afghanistan

A British soldier in Helmand Province British soldiers were patrolling in Helmand Province when shots were fired.

A soldier from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards serving in Afghanistan has died from a gunshot wound, the Ministry of Defence says.

The soldier was on patrol as part of Combined Force Nahr-e-Saraj (North) when he was killed.

His family has been notified. Further details will be released at the weekend.

Task Force Helmand spokesman Maj Ian Lawrence said that fellow soldiers' thoughts were with friends and family.

The fatality brings the number of British military deaths in Afghanistan since 2001 to 410.

The previous death was on 18 April when Sapper Connor Ray from 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) died from injuries sustained in an explosion in Afghanistan seven days earlier.

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