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'I'll put one in his head' - audio of marines released

A still from a video showing the shooting of an injured Afghan insurgent in Helmand province.
A still from a video showing the shooting of an injured Afghan insurgent in Helmand province.

THE audio of the moment an injured Afghan insurgent was shot by a Royal Marine sergeant has been released by a military court.

Three marines, who can only be identified as A, B and C, have pleaded not guilty to murdering the unknown captured Afghan national on 15 September, 2011 contrary to Section 42 of the Armed Forces Act 2006.

The unknown man had been badly injured in a helicopter attack in Helmand Province. The marines had found him injured in a field, a military court in Bulford, Wiltshire heard.

In audio clips identified as video clip four and five in the trial, the marines are heard dragging the injured insurgent across the field. Marine C is heard saying "I'll put one in his head, if you want." Marine A replies: "That'll be too fucking obvious."

Marine C is the heard saying: "Maybe we should pump one in his heart."

Read more at The Independent

WARNING: The audio below contains violent and extremely offensive language:

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