Tributes to soldier killed by bomb

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A soldier killed while on patrol in Afghanistan on Sunday has been named as Rifleman Mark Marshall.

The 29-year-old, from Exeter, was killed by a roadside bomb north-east of Sangin. He was a police support officer serving with the Territorial Army. Rifleman Marshall was clearing improvised bombs. as a member of 6th Battalion, the Rifles.

His death was unconnected to the ongoing offensive against the Taliban. His battle group commanding officer Lt Col Nick Kitson said Rifleman Marshall had shown "courage, selflessness and humour". His mother Lynn Marshall said he "lived life to the full".