Afghanistan: US plane kills British Marine

Tony Blair, Bush, and Iraq war, cartoonFrom British daily The Guardian:

British soldier claims comrade killed by US ‘friendly fire’

Fred Attewill and agencies

Friday December 8, 2006

A Royal Marine killed in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday may have been a victim of “friendly fire” from a US jet, it has been claimed.

Jonathan Wigley, 21, died as marines clashed with Taliban fighters in a fierce 10-hour battle on the outskirts of the town of Garmsir, in the southern Helmand province.

But today a fellow soldier said Marine Wigley, of the 45 Commando unit, was killed by an American A-10 tankbuster plane, called in to support the British during the battle after they encountered far tougher than expected resistance.

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