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UK soldier dies in Afghan blast

British soldiers in Afghanistan
Some 224 personnel have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001

A British soldier has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

The man, from the Royal Logistic Corps, died on Saturday afternoon, near Sangin. Next of kin have been informed.

His death brings the total number of UK military personnel killed in Afghanistan since 2001 to 224.

A spokesman for Task Force Helmand said he would be "missed by us, his comrades, but... not be forgotten."

Lt Col David Wakefield OBE said: "It is with great sadness I confirm that a soldier from the Royal Logistic Corps died... in an explosion in Helmand Province."

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