Duke of Lancaster's soldier dies after being wounded in Afghanistan

A soldier from the 1st Batallion The Duke Of Lancaster's regiment has died after being wounded in Afghanistan.

He was injured by enemy action on Monday while serving in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand Province.

He was flown back to the UK but died today while being treated in Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

"It is my solemn duty to report the death of a soldier from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment who has died as a result of wounds sustained whilst on duty in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand Province.

"The thoughts and prayers of everyone serving in Task Force Helmand are with his family and friends at this extremely difficult time.”

– Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Major Chris Boryer

The Ministry of Defence says the soldier's family has been informed.