Inquest into Afghanistan death launched

Sapper Smith's coffin is carried to his funeral
Sapper Smith's coffin is carried to his funeral Credit: PA

Today marks the first day of a four-day inquest into the suspected friendly fire death of 26 year old Sapper Mark Antony Smith from Swanley in Kent.

He is thought to have died in an explosion in Afghanistan after a shell landed short of its target.

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Sapper Smith inquest begins

The inquest begins today into the death of Sapper Mark Antony Smith from Swanley in Kent, who died in Afghanistan.