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Mil News Manchester Bombing

Discussion in 'Military News articles' started by Bombardier, May 23, 2017.


  1. Bombardier

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    Heart wrenching :(
     
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    The guy in the photo right is definitely SAS, he has a c8 diemaco Rifle & spec comms and that gear is not issued to the police.

    UKSF C8 Diemaco

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    Photo of 2 L119A1s as used by British Special Forces (SAS, SBS or SFSG) soldiers in Iraq. These are configured with 10 inch barrels and fitted with sound suppressors, laser pointer / illuminators, fore grips and Trijicon ACOG scopes topped with mini red dot reflex sights.
     
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  4. Bombardier

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    Great info @Cobra

    Here is an MI.Net Exclusive

    These photos are of an SAS Belgian Malinois, this dog and others like him are being used by the Special Air Service (SAS) in Manchester in support of the Greater Manchester Police Firearms Units whilst raiding suspected Terrorist houses

    I am told that this dog and its mates have been used in other theaters and have kills under their collars.

    They are used for sniffing out explosives, general search and tracking and apprehending enemy.

    I don't know the name of this dog yet but hope to find out soon.

    We in Manchester are proud of our Police, the SAS and their dog pals like this one who are helping us rid this city of the scum that perpetrated this terrible crime.

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    Photos of the bomb parts leaked to the press

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    Another shot of UKSF assisting the Police

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    A map of the scene

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  8. Bombardier

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    The guys in grey are the CTFO Counter Terrorism Firearms officers, the guys with Khaki coloured gear are SAS

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    A mobile phone saved the life of a woman in the Manchester bombing. Lisa Bridgett was struck by a shrapnel bolt as she was using her iPad. The bomb detonated by Salman Adebi killed 22 people and injured many more. The bolt seems to have been diverted by the phone, lost it's velocity, but which severed her index finger, passed through her cheek and lodged in her nose. She also suffered a broken ankle and a "bullet hole" wound in her thigh. We all hope the victims will recover. Lisa it seems will make a full recovery whereas she would have undoutedly been killed.
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    There is no rythme or reason to the indiscriminate flying of shrapnel! The lady is surely lucky to survive and best wishes to her for her recovery and the future, to be so close to the blast and to make it without more debilitating injury is against the odds.
     
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    @ENGINEER I have moved this post to an existing thread about the bombing.

    She is a lucky woman to have survived that blast for sure
     
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