May 9th, 2010
04:06 PM ET

British Marine killed by explosion in Afghanistan

A member of Britain's Royal Marines was killed Sunday by an explosion while on foot patrol in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, the British Ministry of Defense announced.

The statement by Lt. Col. James Carr-Smith, spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said slain serviceman was a member of the 40 Commando Royal Marines serving as part of Combined Forces Sangin.

"He was part of a foot patrol in an operation which was being conducted in support of the Afghan National Army when he was struck by an explosion," the statement said.

The fatality brings the number of reported British deaths in the Afghan war to 285.

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  1. cbro

    for every person that the afghans kill my opionion is to kill 500 of them

    June 4, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. John Ellam

    Then Americans wonder why many desire to come to our country. In Iran, Suadi, Syria etc etc...you receive executions for your criminal acts. In the US, we provide a nice climate controlled living area, fitness centers, games, sports, libraries and yes...college degrees. So, really who's correct/incorrect? They remove their criminals from population and from being around minors, and we educate and make ours shcool teachers/volunteers, huuuummmm!

    August 30, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |