Next of kin has been informed and as usual there will be a period of grace before the soldier's identity is released to the public.
The MoD website reads,"Task Force Helmand spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Mackenzie said:
"It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the death of a soldier from 200 Signal Squadron earlier today. This tragic death, at a base in Nahr-e Saraj (North), is now under investigation. Our heartfelt condolences are with his family and friends at this time of great sadness."
The soldier was from 200 Signal Squadron [formally known as 20th Armoured Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (200)] and he died in Afghanistan today, Tuesday 24 January 2012 . Media reports have claimed that "he died from a gunshot wound and military investigators do not believe anyone else was involved in his death".RIP and condolences.