The MOD reports that another Royal Marine from 40 Commando has been killed in Sangin, Afghanistan.
The MOD has this:
It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that a Royal Marine from 40 Commando Royal Marines serving as part of Combined Forces Sangin, Helmand was killed in Afghanistan yesterday, Wednesday 26 May 2010.
The Royal Marine was killed in an explosion. He was conducting a ground domination foot patrol through the Southern Green Zone in order to reassure local nationals and understand their concerns about living in the area when the incident took place.
Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel James Carr-Smith, said:
“It is my sad duty to inform you that a marine from 40 Commando Royal Marines was killed by an explosion in Sangin last night.
“He was conducting a reassurance foot patrol in the Green Zone around Sangin when tragically he was struck by an explosion.
“His boldness and commitment to the mission will not be forgotten. He died a marine; he will be sorely missed and we will remember him.”
Next of kin have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released.
My thoughts are with his family and friends on this sad day.