A soldier has died in Iraq, the event occurred on the 2nd of January. The MoD said the death was “not the result of enemy activity”.

A Ministry of Defence spokesperson said:

“It is with regret that the Ministry of Defence must announce the death of a soldier from the 2nd Battalion the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment.

The death occurred in Taji, Iraq following an incident that is currently under investigation, but we can confirm that it was not as a result of enemy activity.

The family has been informed and has requested a period of grace before the name is released.”

Officials have informed the soldier’s family who requested a period of grace be given before the name is released.