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Canadian military sniper’s kill in Iraq shatters distance record

A military honor guard carries the Canadian flag past the Pentagon on Feb. 6. A Canadian sniper has broken the distance record for a gunshot kill.
A military honor guard carries the Canadian flag past the Pentagon on Feb. 6. A Canadian sniper has broken the distance record for a gunshot kill. The Associated Press

News of a Canadian soldier’s record kill shot is making the rounds.

The elite special forces sniper recorded a kill from 3,450 meters (11,319 feet) in Iraq, smashing the previous high, according to The Globe and Mail.

The Toronto-based publication reports that a Joint Task Force 2 sniper shot from a high rise and hit an Islamic State insurgent, with the bullet taking less than 10 seconds to reach the victim.

The previous record was 8,120 feet, set by a British soldier in 2009.

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