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British soldier killed in Afghanistan

world Updated: May 29, 2007 12:53 IST

A British soldier died in southern Afghanistan after being fatally wounded in an attack, the Ministry of Defence has said.

The soldier, who was not identified by name, was from the 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment.

The ministry said yesterday it could not immediately provide any further details on the attack, which took place in volatile Helmand province.

Fifty-six British military personnel have died in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion to oust the Taliban in November 2001, according to Defence Ministry figures.