British soldier wounded in Afghanistan dies

Soldiers in silhouette with helicopter overhead British soldiers in Helmand Province

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A soldier from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards has died after being wounded in Afghanistan last month, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

The soldier, who has not been named, was serving in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province when he was injured during fighting with the Taliban.

He died in hospital in Birmingham.

His death brings the number of UK military deaths in the Afghanistan operation, since 2001, to 426.

An Army spokesman, Maj Ian Lawrence, said: "The thoughts and prayers of everyone serving in Task Force Helmand are extended to his family and friends at this extremely difficult time."

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