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Prosecutor: UK Marine 'executed' injured Afghan

Prosecutor: British Marine 'executed' injured Afghan insurgent by shooting at close range

Prosecutor: UK Marine 'executed' injured Afghan

LONDON (AP) -- Prosecutors have told a court martial that a British soldier "executed" an injured Afghan insurgent by shooting him in the chest at close range.

The Royal Marine and two other soldiers, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are charged with murdering the man on Sept. 15, 2011. The three men deny the charges.

Prosecutor David Perry said Wednesday the incident took place after a military base in Afghanistan's Helmand Province was attacked by two insurgents. He said the three Marines discovered the injured Afghan in a field, moved him to a sheltered area and shot him.

Perry said one soldier fired the gun, while the other two "encouraged and assisted" the killing.

The incident was inadvertently filmed by a helmet-mounted camera and footage was shown to the court.