Afghanistan's Poppy Town That Became Deathtrap For British Army

A Royal Marine has died in the UK from wounds inflicted in Afghanistan, taking the British death-toll in the nine-year conflict to 300.The Ministry of Defense said the unnamed marine passed away in Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth hospital on Sunday from injuries sustained in an explosion in the Sangin district of Helmand province on June 12th.The prime minister said it was the time for the whole country to reflect upon these sacrifices made by the armed forces, to keep the nation safe.Reacting to the 300th death on Monday, Mr. Cameron said: “It is desperately sad news. Another family with such grief and pain and loss.”The grim milestone comes less than a year after the UK death-toll in Afghanistan surpassed 200 with the deaths of Sergeant Simon Valentine of the Second Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and Private Richard Hunt of the Second Battalion the Royal Welsh on August 15th in separate incidents.Mr. Cameron said, “We are paying a high price for keeping our country safe, for