Taliban kills marine in Afghanistan

A British royal marine has been killed in Afghanistan battling Taliban fighters.

    Afghan troops supported British
    forces in the attacks (File/AFP)

    "During the operation, two marines were injured, one of whom later died of his wounds. Both were airlifted to the UK hospital in Camp Bastion.

     

    "The second Royal Marine has undergone surgery and is in a stable condition.?

     

    A Reuters cameraman said the marines initially faced only sporadic resistance but when they advanced, Taliban fighters launched an organised riposte with heavy weapons and tried to outflank the British troops.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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