A Royal Marine, from 40 Commando, was shot dead in Helmand Province yesterday while on foot patrol in the Sangin district of Helmand.
The Ministry of Defence said the fatality was not related to another incident in Helmand Province when three soldiers were killed by a senior Afghan soldier in a well organised and premeditated attack. It is now reported that one of the soldier's killed was a senior officer, a company commander in charge of a British base, and he was shot in his sleeping quarters while the other two members of the Royal Gurkha Rifles were a Nepalese Gurkha and a junior officer.
318 lives lost. 318 families lives changed forever.