The amazing shot was unleashed on the insurgents in Kakaran back in December but has just now been disclosed by the military as the troop drawdown in Afghanistan continues.
The unnamed 20-year-old Lance Corporal hit his target using a L115A3 rifle from 930 yards according to Lt Col Richard Slack, commanding officer of Britain’s 9/12 Royal Lancers.
Lt. Col. Slack says the young marksman fired a single round directly at his target and hit the trigger switch on a suicide vest the man was wearing, which then exploded and took out the five other insurgents nearby.
A second suicide vest was found nearby and Lt. Col. Slack says the shot prevented a major attack by the Taliban.
It’s not the first amazing shot by the Lance Corporal either. Click here to read about his other shot that reportedly took out a machine-gunner from nearly 1,500 yards.