British Soldier Poses For Picture With Afghan Policeman, Promptly Shot Dead…
Via Daily Mail:
An unwitting British soldier who posed for a photograph with a rogue Afghan policeman was shot dead by him seconds later.
Corporal Brent McCarthy, 25, is pictured with a member of the Afghan Uniformed Police just moments before the shooting.
After the snap was taken the gunman and another accomplice turned their weapons on the RAF policeman.
His comrade Lance Corporal Lee Davies, 27, of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, who can be seen sitting grinning in the background of the photo, was also shot dead.
A military inquest heard the pair both died of ‘unsurvivable injuries’ after being shot by close range gunshots.
Both soldiers were part of an eight-man team who had gone to the Afghan police base in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province on May 12.
The patrol had gone there so British officers could meet local police officials with RAF policeman Cpl McCarthy acting as a specialist adviser.