British SAS operator reportedly killed five militants in seven seconds with Benelli shotgun

Officer armed with shotgun took down five 'heavily armed men' in quick succession, before several others surrendered

The pictures show unidentified soldiers on training operations and missions (Photo: Facebook/SASgroup)

In recent years, we have seen a lot of reports about the extraordinary actions of British Special Operations Forces, mostly SAS and SBS. But, sometimes there are doubts about the accuracy of those reports. In its latest report, The Sun reported about an SAS operator who reportedly killed five terrorists in just seven seconds to stop a suicide bombing attack. He was reportedly armed with a shotgun.

The British operators were after a bomb factory. They stormed a building as part of an SAS raid on an ISIS outpost in Baghdad, Iraq. As the SAS ‘assault team’ entered a courtyard, they were confronted by a group of heavily armed militants.

One of the operators from the ‘Assault team’ fired at them with his Benelli M4 Super 90 semi-automatic shotgun, killing three enemy combatants. Another two militants appeared from a building and he reportedly shot them dead as well.

Several other militants then emerged, but immediately surrendered after seeing two of the bodies “didn’t have heads”, reports claim. One source told the Daily Star that the five were killed in less than seven seconds.

“The terrorists were no more than a few feet away when the SAS team came face to face with them,” the source said. They had just finished morning prayers and were loading weapons into a vehicle. We now think they were about to carry out an attack. One of the breach team opened fire…it was a case of bang, bang, bang, then bang, bang. It was over in seven seconds.”

Suicide vests filled with slabs of plastic explosives and ball bearings were found on two of the dead militants. The vests are understood to have been designed for inflicting huge damage, purportedly for mass casualties.

The raid took place last year after the SAS (Special Air Service), working alongside MI6 agents and the Iraqi Special Forces, had been given details of a suspected bomb factory in the Iraqi capital. A 12-man SAS team was present on scene for several days. After the surveillence of the house, they learned about plans of multiple suicide bombings.

The team moved to action just before dawn, with a “assault team” entering through a doorway into a courtyard.