20-Year-Old British Sniper Kills 6 Taliban Fighters With A Single Bullet

The British military said it believes a lance corporal surpassed all previous records with one pull of the trigger.

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In what is being referred to as "a record breaking shot," a British sniper killed 6 Taliban fighters simply by 1 bullet

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A single amazing shot from a British marksman’s rifle killed a suicide bomber in Afghanistan – and five of his fellow terrorists as they were about to launch a bloody attack.

The 20-year-old sniper made this insane shot in Kakaran, a region in southern Afghanistan, last December

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His accomplishment wasn't revealed until now, but according to his commanding officer, the shot prevented a major attack on British forces — a second suicide bomb was discovered nearby.

So how did he take out 6 Taliban insurgents with a single bullet? How, and from a 850-meter distance?

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The British soldier knew that a clean shot would take his enemy down. The only thing he didn't know was that his one bullet would kill five other friends of the enemy present. Apparently, his rifle round triggered the explosion from the vest worn by his target, killing all the men present around him.

"The guy was wearing a vest. He was identified by the sniper moving down a tree line and coming up over a ditch."

How the lance corporal from the Coldstream Guards took down six insurgents with a single shot

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"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," Lt Col Slack told the Telegraph.

The sniper, supposedly a lance corporal, who was not named due to security reasons, was on a mission to intercept a suspected suicide bomber

Lt Col Richard Slack (centre), Commander of the 9/12th Royal Lancers, and Col John Mead (right) take a last look at the frontline of the Helmand river outside Sterga 2 Observation Post

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Commandos and soldiers had feared that the bomber was planning to blow himself up at either a UK base, a civilian target such as school or a government building or an Afghan security checkpoint. But before the bomber could execute his plans, the British sniper reportedly blew him up with the help of one triggering bullet that blew up the entire area he was present in.

As the British troops were moving to tackle the suicide bomber, they are said to have ran into attacks from a group of 20 Taliban. A massive firefight broke out between the troops and Taliban group as the soldiers were moving to tackle the bomber.

The sniper is also known to have killed another Taliban machine gunner from a staggering 4,400 feet on the first shot on his tour of duty.

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