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Missing British soldier found dead in Afghanistan

A British soldier who went missing in Afghanistan has been found dead, the Ministry of Defence has said.

The soldier, from the Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, was found with bullet wounds by a patrol.

An "extensive search" had been launched after he left the base in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan alone in the early hours of Monday morning, something described as "highly unusual".

The soldier's next of kin have been informed of his death.

Paul Wood reports.

  • 04 Jul 2011