Another soldier dies in Afghanistan

A British bomb disposal expert has died following an explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.

A British bomb disposal expert has died following an explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.

The soldier, from 11 EOD Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps, was killed as a result of an explosion in the Musa Qaleh area in northern Helmand Province this morning. His family has been told.

His death takes the number of British service personnel who have died since the start of operations in Afghanistan in 2001 to 247.