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British special forces soldier killed six Taliban in pitch-black, Viet Cong-style tunnel fight | Military Times

British special forces soldier killed six Taliban in pitch-black, Viet Cong-style tunnel fight | Military Times

Reports have surfaced of a 29-year-old British SAS sergeant’s fight against fleeing Taliban terrorists in an underground cave complex in Afghanistan in January.

The Daily Star Sunday reported that the soldier from central England managed to shoot three terrorists and kill another three with a claw hammer while in near complete darkness in a series of underground tunnels less than 2 feet wide and 4 feet high.

The soldier was part of a joint British and Afghan special forces operation launched against a Taliban base in northern Afghanistan, the Daily Star reported.

The commandos involved in the operation successfully destroyed the base, but several Taliban, including a high-value senior commander, were able to flee into an underground cave complex.

When no Afghan commandos volunteered to enter the tunnels, the SAS soldier took it upon himself to complete the mission.

Source: British special forces soldier killed six Taliban in pitch-black, Viet Cong-style tunnel fight