- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.
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.