PM backs Marines after murder

Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the conviction of a Royal Marine for murdering an injured Taliban insurgent in Afghanistan should not "besmirch" the organisation's proud history.

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MoD: Afghan murder a 'truly shocking aberration'

Brigadier Bill Dunham, Deputy Commandant General of the Royal Marines has said the murder of an Afghan soldier by a marine was "a truly shocking and appalling aberration".

In a statement released by the Ministry of Defence, Brigadier Dunham said: "It should not have happened and it should never happen again".

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