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    LONDON: After when a single bullet fired by a young British shooter killed six Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, he became the toast of the armed forces. It was confirmed by the military of defence that the army sniper (20 years old) killed 6 fighters of Taliban using a single bullet by aiming to hit the trigger switch of a suicide bomber’s vest.
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    The happening as described by the commanding officer of 9/12 Royal Lancers, Lt Col Richard Slack is that Afghan’s and British troops were confronting 20 Taliban fighters. A 20-year-old lance corporal from the Coldstream Guards, the assassin, shot a would-be suicide bomber from nearly 850 metres. Being aimed at the vest of an Afghan suicide bomber, a single bullet killed him and quite a few men around him, after the detonation of the explosive vest. The incidence took place in Kakaran, southern Afghanistan, last December. As said by the MOD, the incidence has come to lime light recently.

    “The Taliban fighter 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.” said by Slack.

    The same assassin shot a Taliban machine gunner also who was at a range of 1,340 metres. There was one more suicide vest with a weight of 20 kg of explosives found nearby. As per the reports he was having a L115A3 long-range rifle.

    It was described as the “state-of-the-art weapon used to locate and eliminate enemy activity” by The Ministry of Defence.

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