Two British servicemen were shot dead by a rogue Afghan soldier with a personal grievance, their inquest heard today.
Sergeant Luke Taylor, 33, of the Royal Marines, and Lance Corporal Michael Foley, 25, of the Adjutant General's Corps, were killed in Lashkar Gah in March 2012.
Deputy coroner Alison Thompson said the opening of a gate at their operating base provided an opportunity for the Afghan soldier to enter and open fire with a machine gun.
It is not for me to make criticism of the soldiers and the way they operated, or attack individuals in relation to their responsibility for this tragic event.
The ANA soldier was believed to be acting on his own with a personal grievance rather than with insurgents ... this was a shocking, appalling, unexpected thing to happen.
More top news
The four-time Tour de France winner has said he has always taken great care to stay within the rules after returning an adverse urine test.
Two senior doctors who blew the whistle on rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson have told ITV's Tonight he could have been stopped earlier.
Breast cancer surgeon Ian Paterson mutilated hundreds of his patients, but why wasn’t he stopped sooner?