British soldier killed in Afghanistan
LONDON (Reuters) - A British soldier was killed in fighting with militants in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said on Thursday.
A spokesman for the ministry had no further details but said the next-of-kin of the soldier had been informed.
British troops, part of a NATO-led coalition, have launched a large-scale operation against Afghan militants, including the Taliban, in the south of the country, partly to pre-empt a threatened offensive by the insurgents.
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