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Lucky escape from Taliban bullet for British soldier 子彈穿盔 英國最幸運士兵大難不死

A handout image obtained on April 20, 2009 from the Ministry of Defence shows Private Leon Wilson wearing his helmet pierced by a Taliban bullet. The hole circled on the right of the picture is the entry hole and the one on the left where the round exited. photo: AFP
這張本月二十日接獲、由英國國防部發佈的新聞照片上,士兵里昂•威爾森頭戴被塔軍子彈射穿的鋼盔。照片右側圈註的孔是子彈射入之處,左側的洞則是子彈穿出的位置。照片:法新社

A British soldier in Afghanistan was named the luckiest man in the military after a Taliban bullet pierced his helmet — and he lived to tell the tale.

Private Leon Wilson, 32, was manning a machine gun during fighting in a village west of Lashkar Gar, southern Afghanistan, on April 10 when he was shot at, the Sun newspaper in London reported.

The AK-47 bullet — which entered one side of his helmet and came out 10cm away — missed his head by a few millimeters, passing through a forehead pad instead.

“They tell me I’m the luckiest soldier in the army,” the reservist, who is an electrician in civilian life, was quoted as saying.

“And looking at the holes in my helmet, they must be right.”

(AFP)

英國一名駐阿富汗士兵被塔利班軍隊擊出的一顆子彈射穿頭盔──大難不死的他事後訴說這段故事,同袍稱他是軍中最幸運的人。

倫敦《太陽報》報導,三十二歲的士兵里昂•威爾森本月十日在阿富汗南部拉希卡加爾西部某村落的戰役中被子彈擊中,當時他正擔任機槍手。

這發AK-47衝鋒槍的子彈自他頭盔的一側射入,然後從相距十公分之處射出,穿過和頭部僅幾公釐之差的前額護墊。

該報導引述這名平時擔任電工的後備軍人的話說:「他們跟我說,我是部隊裡最幸運的士兵。」

「看看我頭盔上的彈孔,他們說的一點都沒錯。」

(法新社�翻譯:林倩如)

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Last year a family home in Sydney was shot at 30 times in a case of mistaken identity, but amazingly none of the occupants were injured.

去年,雪梨一處民宅因被誤認而遭人開了三十槍,但令人驚訝的是,屋子裡的人竟都平安無事。


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