A British army soldier, who was trying to clear a suspect device, has been killed by gunfire in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand, Press TV reported.
The soldier, from 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), died in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province, AFP reported.
"The soldier was part of a team responsible for clearing ground of explosive ordnance for coalition and Afghan forces when he was killed by small arms fire," Task Force Helmand spokesman Lieutenant Colonel David Eastman said on Saturday.
The death brings the number of British soldiers killed in Afghanistan to 341. Britain has around 9,500 troops in the country.
Roadside bombs, or improvised explosive device, (IEDs) are by far the most lethal weapon Taliban militants use against foreign troops, Afghan forces, and civilians.