Captain Lisa Head
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Captain Lisa Head dies from Afghan blast injuries

A female UK soldier has died in hospital from injuries suffered in an explosion while clearing roadside bombs in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Capt Lisa Jade Head, from 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps, died at Queen Elizabeth NHS Hospital, Birmingham, on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old, of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, had been injured on Monday.

She becomes only the second female member of the UK armed forces to die in Afghanistan in nearly a decade.

Her death takes the number of British military personnel killed in Afghanistan since 2001 to 364.

Caroline Wyatt reports.

  • 20 Apr 2011