UK soldier dies from wounds after Helmand shooting

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image captionThe number of UK service personnel killed in Afghanistan since 2001 now stands at 346

A British soldier has died from his wounds after being shot on patrol in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has announced.

The soldier from 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment died from his wounds on Sunday. Next of kin have been told.

He had been taking part in an operation against insurgent elements in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand province.

The number of UK service personnel killed in operations in the country since 2001 stands at 346.

Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lt Col David Eastman, said: "He has made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the people of Nad-e Ali from insurgent intimidation and defending his country from the threat of terrorism.

"No more could be asked of any soldier. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him."

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