British SAS marksman kills five Islamic State fighters with a single sniper shot from 3,000ft away
- SAS marksman shot Barrett .50 calibre sniper during Syria mission in November
- The shot hit the target in the chest, causing his suicide vest to explode on impact
- Four others, including top Islamic State commander, were killed in the shooting
An SAS marksman killed five Islamic State (IS) fighters with a single sniper shot from 3,000ft away, according to reports.
The highly-experienced special forces sniper is said to have used a Barrett .50 calibre rifle to shoot his jihadist target in the chest – exploding his suicide vest.
The bomb blast killed the target and four other IS fighters. Among the five dead was a top jihadist commander, reports the Daily Star on Sunday.
According to the paper, the shooting happened in Syria in November during a kill or capture mission against the terrorist group.