The Foreign Office has confirmed that a British security consultant died in Afghanistan today.
Mark Duffus, of Forres in northeastern Scotland, was working for international security management group Blue Hackle.
The circumstances of Mr Duffus' death are unknown.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national, Mark Duffus, in Afghanistan on the 2nd of July.
"We are providing consular assistance to his family at this difficult time".
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