British soldier killed in Kabul blast

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A British soldier died and two more were wounded when a suicide bomber rammed a car into their convoy in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said today.

The attack on the eastern outskirts of the capital Kabul yesterday afternoon also killed three civilians and left 12 wounded, Afghan officials said.

The British soldier was from 16 Signal Regiment. Next of kin have been informed.

An MoD spokeswoman said: "The three British soldiers were evacuated to a military hospital where one of them sadly died from his wounds.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with his family, friends and comrades."