Dead UK soldier named

A soldier who died from wounds sustained in a shooting incident in Afghanistan on Friday has been named as Captain James Anthony Townley, from the Corps of Royal Engineers, by the Ministry of Defence

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Defence Secretary: 'deeply saddened' by Captain Townley's death

I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Captain Townley.

I understand that he was an immensely talented and intelligent officer with a flourishing military career who was dedicated to supporting those around him.

My thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

– Defence Secretary Philip Hammond

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