L/Cpl Christopher Roney
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Christopher Roney: Failures led to death in Afghanistan

The death of a British soldier in a friendly fire attack in Afghanistan was due to "mistaken beliefs and cumulative failures", a coroner has ruled.

L/Cpl Christopher Roney was killed in 2009 when two US Apache helicopters attacked a British base in Afghanistan.

Coroner Derek Winter said key signs on the ground showed the base was British but were never spotted.

The inquest in Sunderland heard the crews fired 200 rounds before they realised their mistake.

Danny Savage reports.

  • 07 Sep 2012
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