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Gurkha Who Returned with Taliban

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April 18, 2016
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Gurkha Who Returned To Base With Taliban Commander's Head, Cleared For Duty

The commander's intent: To make sure we can positively identify the HVT (High Value Target). The Gurkha's response: Yes Sir! Even though this story is from 2011, it has been making the rounds on the internet again and definitely deserves a re-share. The Gurkha supposedly misunderstood an order to get DNA evidence from an HVT and instead, cut the head off of a Taliban commander in order to get positive ID. All we can say is, that escalated quickly.[caption id="attachment_4091" align="alignnone" width="444"]


Royal Gurkha Rifles[/caption]

The private, from 1st Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles, was involved in a fierce firefight with insurgents in the Babaji area of central Helmand Province when the incident took place earlier last July.
The Nepalese soldier, who is in his early 20s, apparently made the decision to remove the head in a misunderstanding over the need for DNA evidence of the kill.
His unit had been told that they were seeking a ‘high value target,’ a Taliban commander, and that they must prove they had killed the right man.

Read the full story from Daily MailNow that's one unit you don't fuck with.Let us know what you think about this in the comment section or on social media.

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