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UK soldier injured in Iraq dies
British soldiers on patrol in Iraq
The soldier was wounded on Thursday in Basra, southern Iraq
A British soldier from the Royal Logistic Corps has died from injuries sustained in Iraq last week, the Ministry of Defence has said.

It brings the total number of UK troops killed in operations in Iraq to 148.

The soldier was wounded on Thursday when a routine convoy to re-supply the Basra Palace military base was hit by an improvised explosive device.

He was treated at the field hospital in Basra Air Station before being flown back to Britain for further care.

In a statement, the MoD said: "Sadly, and despite the best possible medical care, the soldier died as a result of the injures this afternoon."

His next of kin have been informed.

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