Sniper Places Shot Just Right… Terrorist and His 5 Friends Will Never Fight Again

This may be the greatest sniper shot in history!

Roughly four years ago, a British sniper executed what has since become known as “the greatest sniper shot in history.”

According to a report published by The U.K. Daily Telegraph three months after the unnamed sniper made the shot in December of 2013, he killed six Taliban members in Afghanistan with a single bullet by hitting the trigger switch on a suicide bomber’s vest.

“The guy was wearing a vest,” recalled Lt. Col. Richard Slack, the commanding officer of 9/12 Royal Lancers. “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,” he continued. “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.”

Eviscerated, more like, though clearly the sniper hadn’t been aware that he was targeting someone with a suicide vest — not that this took away from his achievement.

“That said, this was one heck of a shot, and I’m glad that he’s on our side,” the late Bob Owens noted at the time in a blog post for Bearing Arms. “930 yards against a moving target is far from easy, especially under the stress of combat.”

Plus, according to Slack, this stunning hit likely “prevented a major attack by the Taliban, as a second suicide vest packed with 20kg (44lbs) of explosives was found nearby,” the Telegraph reported.

Even more astonishing was the age of the unnamed sniper: 20. He was just a few years into adulthood and had already accomplished more than most will in a lifetime.

In fact, his first shot on duty reportedly involved killing a Taliban machine-gunner from an astonishing distance of 1,340 meters.

The guy is no joke, though unfortunately for the Taliban, they had to learn this lesson the painful way.

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Source: Sniper Shoots Suicide Vest… Blows up 6 Terrorists

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