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Afghan and British forces seize Taliban anti-tank weapon

February 28, 2012

A joint Afghan and British team recently launched a pre-dawn raid on a Taliban compound, seizing an anti-tank weapon which had been used to target a British base.

UK Forces conduct a cordon and search of compounds

British servicemen of the Brigade Reconnaissance Force conduct a cordon and search of compounds in Helmand's Nahr-e Saraj district. Picture: Sergeant Wes Calder, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

Soldiers from the Queen’s Dragoon Guards, known as the Welsh Cavalry, joined forces with their Afghan counterparts to mount the operation to strike at insurgents who had been firing at the headquarters of 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (2 MERCIAN) in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.

The operation resulted in the seizure of a stash of munitions and the 82mm recoilless rifle, designed to smash through tank armour.

Intelligence reports received since the raid suggest that Taliban chiefs are furious at the loss of the weapon.

Continues at: mod.uk – Afghan and British forces seize Taliban anti-tank weapon

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    February 28, 2012 22:53

    A good result for the surety of country and his new birth. The activity of soldiers, that we call duty, has done other positive results.
    Thanks to them and their haamanity and resilience.
    Claudio Alpaca

  2. Craig permalink
    February 29, 2012 04:46

    Um… very curious as to why the soldier nearest camera is going into action with a pitchfork! Could you please explain or is it some new ultra-secret weapons system.

    Cheers,
    Craig.

    • antonio bandini permalink
      March 9, 2012 22:44

      it’s the british version of the “soldier of future” due the uk crisis they have only this weapon.

      Always for the crisis the new Royal Navy air carrier HMS Price Tampax will has the intestainal gas propulsion

  3. JTAC permalink
    March 2, 2012 20:08

    Digging out a ”Murder hole”.

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