When it comes to creating terror among the enemy, the sniper is undoubtedly the guy who can ruin an insurgent or SIX INSURGENTS’ day.
And that’s exactly what a 20-year-old British sniper managed to do for six Afghanistan Taliban insurgents with just one bullet, according to The Telegraph.
A Lance Corporal in the Coldstream Guards apparently triggered a suicide bomber’s switch, on a shot that was reportedly from 930 yards. The shot caused an explosion that killed him and five of his fellow terrorists. A second suicide vest that contained 44 pounds of explosives was found nearby, so needless to say, these jihadists were up to no good!
Lt. Col. Richard Slack outlined what the scenario in The Telegraph:
“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.
“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.”
I love when the good guys win. That is a shot that would have made Navy SEAL Chris Kyle very proud.