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 for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at email@example.com.