A British sniper shot dead five Taliban gunmen in just 28 seconds to save the lives of comrades walking into an ambush.
The marksman felled the rebels from more than a mile away as they prepared to attack troops on foot patrol in Afghanistan.
The corporal - whose identity cannot be revealed for security reasons - has killed a record 37 enemy fighters during a four-month tour of duty.
But his most remarkable feat of arms came when he and the spotter who accompanies him saw the group of armed Taliban.
They were taking up positions to fire on a patrol that included the platoon commander in Helmand Province.
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