Explosion in Afghanistan Engulfed a British Journalist
The Ministry of Defense made an announcement claiming that a British journalist has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan. Rupert Hamer, the Sunday Mirror's defense correspondent, died of his wounds on the spot, at the north-west of Nawa.
Also, Philip Coburn, the newspaper's photographer succumbed to death after receiving injures at the scene north-west of Nawa.
Defense secretary Bob Ainsworth said, "Both Rupert Hamer and Phil Coburn accompanied me on my most recent trip to Afghanistan”.
MoD revealed that Coburn is in a serious but stable condition.
Both of them were working with the US Marine Corps when they were caught in the explosion. They were moving with a patrol when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.
MoD conveyed full sympathy with their families, friends and colleagues, and claimed that the two were impressive with their diligence and professionalism.
In response to Hamer's death and Coburn's injuries, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, "I was deeply saddened by this tragic news, and my heartfelt thoughts and sympathies are with the families, friends and colleagues of Rupert and Philip. Their courage, skill and dedication to reporting from the frontline was incredibly important and ensured that the world could see and read about our heroic troops".