UK soldiers shoot dead suspected suicide bomber in Iraq

#2
8:13pm (UK)
Black Watch Soldiers 'Kill Suicide Bomber'

By Nick Allen, PA Chief Reporter in Central Iraq


The Ministry of Defence has launched an investigation after Black Watch soldiers shot dead a man they believed was a suicide bomber.

The man was shot as he drove a car at speed towards a checkpoint near the Black Watch’s base at Camp Dogwood, a military spokesman in Iraq said.

The incident happened on November 7 but details only emerged tonight.

It took place on a road near the Euphrates river after the soldiers had ordered traffic to stop around 100 yards from the checkpoint.

Traffic had built up and a car in the queue suddenly pulled out and drove towards the checkpoint at speed, the spokesman said.

Warning shots were fired but the car continued to accelerate.
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3791463
 
#3
According to the BBC:-

MoD probes Black Watch shooting
The Ministry of Defence says an investigation has been launched after British soldiers shot dead a suspected suicide bomber.

The man was shot as he drove towards a Black Watch checkpoint near their Camp Dogwood base on 7 November, a ministry spokesman said on Monday.

His car had pulled out of traffic and sped towards the soldier, he said.

Military police are investigating whether correct procedures were followed in the incident.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4033889.stm

You'd have thought that as they've lost a few good men due to suicide bombers that they'd give this soldier the benifit of the doubt huh?
 
#4
Good shooting, will be watching those prawns in MOD, its time to support them on the ground, its not their arses on the line, only on the chair :evil:
 
#5
To put this into a context that the Newspapers won't mention, this was the same company on the same day that the EOD lads got hit by the SVBIED.

Good on em said all of us...

B-T
 
#7
I'd rather they shoot a 'suspected' suicide bomber and get it wrong,
than hold of with if and but and get it wrong.

what was the old joke,
'shoot first, ask questions later.'

Beebs
 
#8
MrPVRd said:
Breaking on BBC News now.

How long until the CPS try to shaft the blokes? :evil:
Not long m8 - BBC have just announce monkeys already on the case - wait out (learnt nothing from the recent BOI then ....)
 
#9
Of Course MOD / CPS could be otherwise engaged reviewing NBC footage of the marines as to whether Bliar wants to bring a case of war crimes against the Americans .......
 
#10
Let's hope it's just for the sake of justice being seen to be done. Not welcome, but not surprising after last week's slotting of the insurgent in the mosque in Fallujah and the flak that followed.
 
#12
The Iraqi driver should get the Darwin Award. How smart do you have to be to stay in line and wait your turn ? Leaving the line and driving toward the checkpoint will be viewed as a threat and dealt with. Similar incidents have happened at US check points. As a soldier if you want to come home alive from Iraq sometimes you have to shoot and ask questions later.
 
#13
tomahawk6 said:
The Iraqi driver should get the Darwin Award. How smart do you have to be to stay in line and wait your turn ?
Arabs....queuing......waiting one's turn. Nope. That don't compute. Alien concepts to the good citizens of the raghead states. Serves this driver right. If he couldn't take a joke, he shouldn't have been on an Iraqi road in the first place.
 
#14
hackle said:
8:13pm (UK)
Black Watch Soldiers 'Kill Suicide Bomber'

By Nick Allen, PA Chief Reporter in Central Iraq


The Ministry of Defence has launched an investigation after Black Watch soldiers shot dead a man they believed was a suicide bomber.

The man was shot as he drove a car at speed towards a checkpoint near the Black Watch’s base at Camp Dogwood, a military spokesman in Iraq said.

The incident happened on November 7 but details only emerged tonight.

It took place on a road near the Euphrates river after the soldiers had ordered traffic to stop around 100 yards from the checkpoint.

Traffic had built up and a car in the queue suddenly pulled out and drove towards the checkpoint at speed, the spokesman said.

Warning shots were fired but the car continued to accelerate.
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3791463
I cant see how they can do them for this??? If the bloke was driving toards them past the que, and at speed, then surely they are justified in assuming he is hostile and a legitimate target? they should have put a law in to the car, less evidence then for the back stabbing scum to use
 
#15
come_to_arrest_the_zulus said:
hackle said:
8:13pm (UK)
Black Watch Soldiers 'Kill Suicide Bomber'

By Nick Allen, PA Chief Reporter in Central Iraq


The Ministry of Defence has launched an investigation after Black Watch soldiers shot dead a man they believed was a suicide bomber.

The man was shot as he drove a car at speed towards a checkpoint near the Black Watch’s base at Camp Dogwood, a military spokesman in Iraq said.

The incident happened on November 7 but details only emerged tonight.

It took place on a road near the Euphrates river after the soldiers had ordered traffic to stop around 100 yards from the checkpoint.

Traffic had built up and a car in the queue suddenly pulled out and drove towards the checkpoint at speed, the spokesman said.

Warning shots were fired but the car continued to accelerate.
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3791463
I cant see how they can do them for this??? If the bloke was driving toards them past the que, and at speed, then surely they are justified in assuming he is hostile and a legitimate target? they should have put a law in to the car, less evidence then for the back stabbing scum to use
After it stopped they fired a few 30mm into it to see if it would explode and then rammed it with a Warrior, when they came back for it, it had gone 8O