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 July 31, 2010  Breaches, Non-U.S.

Sean Rayment reports:

An Army sniper is suing the Ministry of Defence over a “catastrophic error” which put him and his family in danger of being kidnapped by al-Qaeda.

Police feared the soldier and his family could face retaliatory attacks by British-based Islamists after it was disclosed to the media that he had shot dead several Taliban gunmen at a range of 1.5 miles during during a tour in Helmand.

The soldier and his family were forced to leave the country amid fears that he was a possible target of a kidnap plot.

Read more in the Telegraph.

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