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Forget Birds and Stones: British Sniper Kills 6 Terrorists With 1 Bullet

As the old adage goes, it is a good thing to be able to kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

How great is it then for the (as of now) unnamed 20 year old Lance Corporal to stop a violent terrorist attack from ever happening when he shot the TRIGGER SWITCH from a suicide bomber from over 930 YARDS AWAY.

In making this incredible shot not only did the Lance Cpl kill the bomber but also the five fellow Taliban terrorists next to him.

While this action happened in December it has only been recently made public.  The incident took place in Southern Afghanistan in an area called Kakaran.

Lt Col Richard Slack, commanding officer of 9/12 Royal Lancers, said the Lance Cpl. prevented a major attack by the Taliban, as another suicide vest packed with 44lbs of high explosives was found nearby.

And don’t go thinking this soldier is some one trick pony either.

On a previous engagement the Lance Cpl. shot an enemy machine gunner from a distance of 1465 yards (about 1 football field shy of a mile).

But back to half dozen kills with a single bullet.

The snipers group was under assault by 20 or so insurgents.

LTC Stack explains the events:

“The guy was wearing a vest. He was identified by the sniper moving down a tree line and coming up over a ditch.  He had a shawl on. It rose up and the sniper saw he had a machine gun. They were in contact and he was moving to a firing position. The sniper engaged him and the guy exploded. There was a pause on the radio and the sniper said, ‘I think I’ve just shot a suicide bomber’. The rest of them were killed in the blast.”

The sniper was using his army issued L115A3

L115A3

 

This is the Brits most powerful sniper rifle.  Not a particularly good looking weapon to the US Army’s M-82, but hell, this Lance Corporal can make it sing when he reaches out and touches someone so who am I to judge?

All in all a hell of a shot by this Lance Corporal.

 

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  • rtryon

    Did he shoot at the switch of just hit the explosives?

    • Bullets First

      He hit the switch. Depending on the type of explosive just shooting it wouldn’t detonate it (like plastic explosives). So yeah, just shooting the guy would be easy, sharpshooting a switch out of his hand…impressive.

      • rtryon

        Unless the explosive laden man was already fastened in place, his hand, holding a switch at just the right angle to be hit by an incoming bullet, had to represent an accidental target of opportunity that might well have moved enough to spoil the shot while on the way for what a half second after leaving the gunner’s action? Still impressive!

  • Don Merriam

    My hat’s off to him! The only way I could have ever made that shot would have been with pure luck and the help of God Himself.

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