A Royal Marine has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed.
The marine from 40 Commando was killed in an explosion while on foot patrol near Sangin in Helmand Province during the evening of 30 May.
His death brings the number of UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan to 289. His next of kin have been informed.
Task Force Helmand spokesman Lt Col James Carr-Smith praised the marine's "bravery and selfless commitment".
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