A Royal Marine has been shot dead in a gun battle with insurgents in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said. The marine, from 40 Commando, was killed in the Sangin district of Helmand province on Tuesday. The serviceman is the third from 40 Commando to have died in three days. The death takes the total number of UK service personnel killed as a result of the Afghanistan conflict since 2001 to 302. The marine's family has been told. This madness is getting way out of control...there needs to be some serious thought given to our current actions out in Afghanistan..this is madness and i am sick of seeing the deaths of our fine men becoming ever more prevalent .Another family has just had there happiness taken from them!!!I pray to God that they find the strength to get through this awful tragedy....Is it worth even one more life out there?