A British soldier from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment, which recruits mostly in the North West, has died following an insurgent attack in Afghanistan.
He was flown to hospital after being injured in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand Province yesterday but died of his injuries.
His family has been told.
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