A HERO SAS sniper took out a terrorist truck bomber from a mile-and-a-half away – one of the longest kills recorded, according to reports.
The crack shot, a British sergeant who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, saved kids from a bloody massacre thanks to his pinpoint accuracy.
He is believed to have used a Barrett Light .50 calibre rifle to fire the incredible shot.
The sniper was tasked with taking out a driver after the British SAS unit was informed about a planned truck bomb attack at an Afghan National Army base.
Surveillance soldiers spotted a truck being loaded with tons of homemade explosives at suspected bomb factories close to the capital Kabul.
Commanding officers decided to allow the terror truck to drive away from the populated area and onto a road.
The SAS sniper was ordered to take out the driver while the truck was on the road, according to the Daily Star.
The veteran fired two rounds into the truck’s engine block, causing the vehicle to come to an immediate stop.
SINGLE BULLET TO THE CHEST
A source said: “A terrorist climbed out of the cab, looked at the engine and began shouting instructions to the driver.
“The sniper killed the terrorist with a single round to the chest.
“He then took out the driver with a head shot. The impact was so powerful that the terrorist’s head disappeared. Seconds later the vehicle exploded but there were no injuries.”
The Daily Star reports that the sniper shot dead the terrorist from a mile-and-a-half away.
The longest confirmed kill ever recorded is an incredible 11,300ft shot – measuring two miles – by a member of Canada’s Joint Task Force 2.
The sniper killed an ISIS fanatic with the shot from his McMillan TAC-50 rifle during an operation in Iraq in May 2017.
The shot took just under 10 seconds to hit the target and was fired from a high-rise location during an operation.
The longest confirmed kill world record was previously held by British sniper Craig Harrison.
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He shot a Taliban soldier with a 338 Lapua Magnum rifle from 8,120ft – equal to 1.5 miles – away in 2009.
Previously Canadian Corporal Rob Furlong had set the world record in 2002 at 7,972ft when he gunned down an Afghan insurgent carrying an RPK machine gun during Operation Anaconda in 2002.
Weeks before that the record was held by Canadian Master Corporal Arron Perry who fatally shot an insurgent from 7,578ft during the same operation.
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