British death toll in Afghanistan hits 300: ministry

21st June 2010, Comments 0 comments

A British marine has died of injuries sustained in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said Monday, taking the country's total military death toll in the conflict to 300.

"It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of a marine from 40 Commando Royal Marines, part of Combined Force Sangin," it said in a statement, adding that he died in a British hospital on Sunday.

© 2010 AFP

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