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British Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

The British military says one of its soldiers has died fighting insurgents in Afghanistan.

The military says the British Royal Marine was killed Wednesday in the Nad-e-Ali district near Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province.

About 70,000 international forces are in Afghanistan fighting a Taliban insurgency that has raged since the United States pushed the group from power in 2001.

On Wednesday, Afghan and international troops said they had captured a senior insurgent commander in a raid on a suspected insurgent cell in Baghlan province.

A joint statement from the Afghan and U.S. militaries said insurgent Mullah Dahoud is suspected of involvement in a deadly October attack in Baghlan and the 2007 bombing of a sugar factory, which killed more than 50 people.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, Reuters.