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Soldier survives two Taliban gunshots

February 20, 2012

A British soldier has twice narrowly avoided serious injury in Afghanistan after being shot at on two consecutive days by Taliban gunmen.

Lance Corporal Denis Larubi

Lance Corporal Denis Larubi with a bullet tear clearly showing on the left shoulder of his body armour. Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

Lance Corporal Denis Larubi, from 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (2 MERCIAN), was twice shot at by insurgents while on sentry duty at Checkpoint Langar in northern Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province.

The first shot struck ballistic glass in the guard tower right in front of his face, but did not penetrate the toughened window.

The next day he was shot at again, but this time the bullet ricocheted off his weapon and hit the shoulder of his body armour.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    February 20, 2012 20:53

    I am happy for this soldier and for all soldiers. My happyness is for the fact they have ballistic body armor, that save their live.Lance Corporal Denis Larubi has prouved this in vivo. Wish for him and all buddies and thanks for have done this protections to them.
    Claudio Alpaca

  2. February 21, 2012 20:40

    thank god , this brave solider and all his muckers have got this ballistic body armor , so many of our lads are getting hurt or killed , just hope this saves a lot of lifes , so proud of everyone of you , stay safe xx

  3. Susan Riddell permalink
    February 26, 2012 22:18

    Thank god for this brave soldier, and all the soldiers that have got the ballistic body armour stay safe stay low

  4. Ben permalink
    March 22, 2012 03:32

    “RUBI RUBI RUBI RUBI”….. Glad to see your safe mate, stay safe. Big love Arthur 🙂 “get your mag on, stag on and don’t get bag on” 😉

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