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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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Afghan MoD welcomes marine murder verdict

The Afghan Ministry of Defence has welcomed the murder conviction of a Royal Marines Commando who executed a seriously injured Afghan insurgent, saying it "brings faith to the people".

A statement from the Afghan MOD read: "We are welcoming the decision of British government. It bring the faith to the people and shows the implementation of law on ever one."

Prosecutors described the killing of a seriously injured Afghan fighter by a Royal Marine as an 'execution'.

The experienced sergeant, referred to as Marine A, was convicted of the murder yesterday and will be sentenced on 6 December.

The Deputy Commandant General of the Royal Marines condemned the killing as "a truly shocking and appalling aberration".

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