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British soldier killed in Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan, taking the death toll since 2001 to 142, the defence ministry in London said.

world Updated: Jan 19, 2009 06:41 IST

A British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan, taking the death toll since 2001 to 142, the defence ministry in London said on Sunday.

The soldier, from the 1st Battalion of The Rifles regiment, was killed on Saturday. No more details were released.

Britain has around 8,000 troops based in Afghanistan, most of them deployed in the southern Helmand province.

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