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A British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.

The soldier, from The Royal Military Police, was shot dead during a gun battle in the Babaji area of Helmand Province on Wednesday morning.

An MoD spokesman said next of kin have been informed.

The total number of UK service personnel killed in Afghanistan since 2001 now stands at 235, with 98 deaths this year alone.

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