- Medic Channing Day and Corporal David O’Connor have both been killed
- Conflicting reports on what caused the death of the British soldiers
- Pair thought to have been shot by insurgents in Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand
- But Afghan source claimed the deaths were from ‘green on blue’ attack
- Claims Afghan policeman who was washing in a stream in civilian clothes was mistaken for Taliban and shot by the British troops
- This type of attack is where coalition troops are killed by their Afghan allies
- 435 UK service members have died since operations began in Afghanistan
By Ian Drury
PUBLISHED: 01:09 EST, 25 October 2012 | UPDATED: 10:14 EST, 26 October 2012
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- A female Army medic and a Royal Marine have been killed in a suspected ‘friendly fire’ tragedy in Afghanistan.
Corporal Channing Day, 25, and Corporal David O’Connor, 27, are believed to have been shot dead by an Afghan policeman after a mistaken exchange of fire.
A third UK serviceman was wounded in the gunfight on Wednesday.