A British sniper with an eagle eye and a steady hand is racking up praise around the world for sharpshooting that killed five terrorists using only three bullets.
And it was a moment that would have made Chris Kyle proud.
According to the U.K. Express, the sniper with the Special Air Service (the British equivalent of Navy SEALs) was on duty near Mosul, Iraq, in early Decenber when he spotted three men leaving a known bomb-making factory.
The sharpshooter noticed that three of the men were wearing heavy coats despite the heat of the day, and concluded, correctly that they were wearing explosive vests suicide users detonate to kill innocent civilians while earning themselves a place in extremist Muslim heaven.
Before the committed killers made it far from the bomb factory, the British sniper struck, hitting one of the men wearing the coat and setting off his suicide vest.
The would-be suicide bomber was killed, along with two men who weren’t wearing heavy coats – thought to be guards for the suicide bombers, the Express reported.
The sniper took the second vest-wearing Islamist with a single shot to the head, according to the Express. The third suicide bomber also had his vest detonated compliments of Her Majesty’s Government “with a final well-aimed shot from the colour sergeant,” the Express reported.
A British army source told the newspaper that blowing up would-be killers in their tracks is exactly what the special forces train to do.
“This was a classic SAS mission,” he said. “The unit had been operating in the area for several weeks, mainly working as spotters for air strikes and gathering intelligence.
“About three weeks ago the intelligence guys got information that a bomb factory had been set up in a nearby village.
“The unit was sent in to see if they could identify the house and the bombers.
“There were too many civilian homes nearby and children were often around so an airstrike was out of the question.”
An airstrike was out of the question, but three well placed bullets handled things nicely.
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