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The family of a soldier fatally injured by an improvised bomb in Afghanistan have paid tribute to him ahead of his funeral.
The 20 year-old will be given full military honours at his funeral this afternoon.
In the last hour the Ministry of Defence has confirmed that a soldier from Newport has died after being injured in Afghanistan.
Sapper Connor Ray was serving with 33 Engineer Regiment. He died of his wounds yesterday at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
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Sapper Connor Ray died in a Birmingham hospital. He had been flown home after being seriously injured on the eve of his 21st birthday.
The family of a Welsh soldier who has died after sustaining injuries in Afghanistan say that they were "tremendously proud" of him.