Sunday, June 24, 2018

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A British SAS soldier took on six Taliban members in a tunnel in the dark. The Daily Star (U.K.) reported:



The sergeant had followed the militants into a cave complex in northern Afghanistan.

He had already shot dead three other Taliban when his Glock sidearm failed.

The SAS man, a 29-year-old from the Midlands, had volunteered to track them down underground after their base was attacked in a special forces raid.

Operating in almost complete darkness, the soldier used sound, smell and touch to identify and kill the men.

Our source said: “The mission had only been partially successful because the base was destroyed, but the SAS were after a ‘high-value target’ and he had escaped into the tunnels.”

“It was pretty clear none of the Afghan commandos was going to go in after him so he volunteered.”

“There wasn’t enough room to use a long-barrelled weapon so the Brit used his Glock 9mm pistol and grabbed a claw hammer.”

“He couldn’t see the Taliban but he could hear and smell them. He shot three of them dead one after the other but then his pistol jammed.”

“He fought two more in the dark where the tunnel opened into a larger room which was partially lit by a candle. After he killed those two, he was attacked by another but killed him almost instantly with a single blow.”

“It was a brutal fight to the death. The SAS sergeant emerged from the tunnel half an hour later covered in blood, both his own and those of the men he had killed.”

The soldier was unable to speak for at least an hour because he was so traumatised. Article.

Damn. 

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, can't believe that the taliban are still around...what happened to ISIS?

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness we (the USA) eventually aided and fought with these British fighters in World War 2. I know the Russians also sided with the Allies. They lost 20 Plus million soldiers and civilians. I am afraid we no longer know what heroes are. Heroes don't wear football uniform and basketball outfits.

Anonymous said...

His glock pistol "failed"? If they mean the pistol malfunctioned, that is extremely rare for Glock in particular.. Glock manufactures some of the most reliable firearms on this earth. I wonder what really happened?

Anonymous said...

I find one aspect of the story questionable.....Glock pistols don't jam.

Anonymous said...

Try to keep up 5:35 - the Taliban still controls about 15% of Afghanistan.

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2018/05/taliban-control-of-afghan-districts-remains-unchanged-despite-increased-us-military-pressure.php

Anonymous said...

Why I shoot SigSauer

StarRider said...

Glock has a long history of failures and "upgrades" to correct them with contracts to law enforcement agencies. Any mechanical device can fail, and with enough use will fail.

Anonymous said...

If you dip those rounds in pure lard the weapon will not fail.

Anonymous said...

Starrider,
Care to make sense?


7:10pm,
The article stated the handgun "jammed", not "failed".

In dynamic close quarters combat, a semi-automatic handgun can not fully cycle due to some types of contact related to the fighting. If something like that is the case, he might not had opportunity to clear the handgun to recharge it.

Failures to fire can occur for numerous reasons

Of course, I wouldn't put much stock in the article until there is some form of confirmation of the events. The boys across the pond throw these things out from time to time and to say they exaggerate would be an understatement.

Louis LeFleur said...

I'd love to believe this one, but the story is a week old and thus far has *only* been picked up by tabloids. There's nothing in the legit press about it.

Anonymous said...

For what it's worth, there's a greater chance of jamming when firing subsonic rounds.

Anonymous said...

5:35

6 are not still around

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