Soldier from 6 RIFLES killed in southern Afghanistan
The soldier had been taking part in a routine patrol.
Spokesperson for Task Force Helmand, Commander Paula Rowe, said:
"It is deeply saddening to confirm the loss of a British soldier who died whilst helping to provide security in southern Helmand. His family, friends and all those who knew and worked with him will mourn his loss – our heartfelt sympathies go to them all at this terrible time."
Next of kin have been informed and have asked for a 24 hour period of grace before further details are released.