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British soldier killed in Afghanistan

Sat August 18, 2012 8:14pm

A BRITISH soldier has been killed in southern Afghanistan.

The soldier from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was killed on Friday in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province, Britain's defence ministry said on Saturday.

Spokesman Major Ian Lawrence said the soldier was on sentry duty when he was killed.

The death brought the UK toll in Afghanistan to 425 since October 2001.

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