Sniper During Op Oqab Tsuka in Afghanistan


A sniper with an L115A3 rifle checks the ground ahead of a patrol from X Company, 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment in Afghanistan.

The patrol was part of Operation Oqab Tsuka which delivered a vital second turbine to Kajaki hydro-electric power station. It was the biggest operation that British Forces had been involved in since being in Southern Afghanistan.

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Photographer: Sgt Anthony Boocock, RLC
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