24/12/2011 10:51 GMT

Royal Air Force Afghanistan Blast Serviceman Dies Of Injuries

A member of the Royal Air Force who was injured in the same explosion which killed a Royal Marine in Afghanistan has died of his injuries, the Ministry of Defence said today.

The serviceman was seriously wounded when his vehicle was caught in an explosion south of Kabul on Thursday.

He was flown back to the UK but died of his wounds at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

His next of kin have been informed.