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Afghanistan widow praises 'warrior' husband at funeral

The widow of a bomb disposal expert killed in Afghanistan has paid tribute to her "warrior" husband at his funeral.

Christina Schmid told the congregation at Truro Cathedral in Cornwall that she hoped the death of her husband Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid would end getting more public support for the troops, whether or not people agreed about the war.

About 1,000 people attended the service at Truro Cathedral in Cornwall for Staff Sgt Olaf Schmid, 30, who died on 31 October.

Robert Hall reports .

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