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Skip to comments.British sniper in Afghanistan kills six Taliban with one bullet
Posted on 04/01/2014 8:00:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A British sniper in Afghanistan killed six insurgents with a single bullet after hitting the trigger switch of a suicide bomber whose device then exploded, The Telegraph has learnt.
The 20-year-old marksman, a Lance Corporal in the Coldstream Guards, hit his target from 930 yards (850 metres) away, killing the suicide bomber and five others around him caught in the blast.
The incident in Kakaran in southern Afghanistan happened in December but has only now been disclosed as Britain moves towards the withdrawal of all combat soldiers by the end of the year.
Lt Col Richard Slack, commanding officer of 9/12 Royal Lancers, said the unnamed sharpshooter prevented a major attack by the Taliban, as a second suicide vest packed with 20kg (44lbs) of explosives was found nearby.
The same sniper, with his first shot on the tour of duty, killed a Taliban machine-gunner from 1,465 yards (1,340m).
Several hundred British and Afghan soldiers were carrying out an operation in December when they were engaged in a gun battle with 15 to 20 insurgents.
The guy was wearing a vest. He was identified by the sniper moving down a tree line and coming up over a ditch, said Lt Col Slack. He had a shawl on. It rose up and the sniper saw he had a machine gun.
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Wow! That’s some shootin’!!
Nice shootin’, Tex.
Dare I say that is Gibbs worthy?
Too much information. Just tell us the story. We don’t need to know which one, just the good news.
At some point the Taliban or their local allies will find a way to kill or harm these guys at home.
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