Taliban: British soldier captured, killed

KABUL, Afghanistan

The Taliban claim could not be independently confirmed.

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi says the soldier was first captured during a firefight in the Babaji area of Helmand province on Monday. He says the soldier died shortly afterward in the crossfire.

NATO says the coalition has no reports of a gunbattle in Babaji on Monday.

NATO says its soldiers are still searching for the missing British service member.

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