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Royal Marine killed in Afghanistan named

A Royal Marine who died after being injured in Afghanistan has been named by the MoD.

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Afghan death not 'friendly fire'

An initial review into the death of a Royal Marine in Afghanistan has revealed the killings was not caused by "friendly fire", the Ministry of Defence has said.

27-year-old Corporal David O'Connor, from Havant in Hampshire, was fatally injured while on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Wednesday.

Corporal Channing Day, 25, who served with the 3 Medical Regiment, was also killed.

An Afghan man, who is believed to have been a member of the Afghan Uniformed Police but who was not wearing uniform at the time, also died during the incident, an MOD spokesperson confirmed.

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