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British sniper kills 6 Taliban with one shot

At 850 meters, too. No, they weren’t lined up. The British sharpshooter, a lance corporal in the Coldstream Guards, hit the trigger switch on the vest of a suicide bomber. When his bomb detonated, it killed the five people standing around him.

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At 850 meters, too. No, they weren’t lined up. The British sharpshooter, a lance corporal in the Coldstream Guards, hit the trigger switch on the vest of a suicide bomber. When his bomb detonated, it killed the five people standing around him.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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