Soldier survives two Taliban gunshots
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, 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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