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Female soldier killed in Afghanistan named as Channing Day

25 October 2012 Last updated at 19:42 BST

The third female soldier to die in Afganistan has been named as 25-year-old Channing Day.

The army medic was killed alongside a male colleague on Wednesday, bringing the total number of British forces killed in Afghanistan to 435.

Their families have been informed. The BBC's Caroline Wyatt reports.