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Taunton-based Royal Marine killed in Afghanistan

40 Commando Royal Marines are based at Norton Manor Camp near Taunton Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

The Ministry of Defence has announced the deaths of a Royal Marine from 40 Commando Royal Marines, based in Taunton, and a soldier from 3 Medical Regiment.

They died from injuries sustained while on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province today.

Their next of kin have been informed.