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Soldier killed in Afghanistan blast is named

The British soldier who died more than two months after being injured by a blast caused by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan was named last night.

Corporal Jack Stanley, 26, from The Queen's Royal Hussars, died on Sunday at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. The soldier, from Bolton, was injured while on a patrol tasked with improving understanding in the area of Pupalzay Kalay on 3 February.