British soldier dies in battle with insurgents

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The Independent Online

A British soldier from the 1st Battalion the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment was shot dead yesterday during a battle with insurgents in southern Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defence said he was part of a security cordon providing protection to enable a meeting between local elders and Afghan troops in Nad-e Ali, Helmand. His family has been in informed. The British death toll in the Afghan campaign now stands at 332.