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In Pictures: X-Ray Of Live Ammo In Afghan Soldier’s Head

by | 12th, April 2010

THIS is a picture of a two-inch long live round of ammunition lodged in the head of living Afghan soldier. The US Air Force image stems from work by Radiologist Lt Col Anthony Terreri. He explained the patient and discovered that the shrapnel was in fact a 14.5mm unexploded round. Says he:

“I saw that it was not solid metal on the inside. I then looked at the scout image and could see there was an air gap on one end and what looked almost like the tip of a tube of lipstick at the end and decided this didn’t look quite right.”

Wearing body armour, neurosurgeon Major John Bini and anaesthetist Major Jeffrey Rengel removed the bullet in an operation at Bagram Air Field. The patient’s health is “improving”.


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Metropolitan Police generic handout of people being smuggled in a truck, Tuesday October 11, 2005. Five men, including former asylum seekers alleged to have been among the vast criminal network's highest ranking operators, were arrested in raids at 12 houses in the the capital and one in Boston, Lincolnshire. This morning's raids were the culmination of a huge two-year Scotland Yard investigation, codenamed Bluesky, which has involved 200 officers and co-operation from law enforcement agencies in five other European countries. See PA story POLICE Smuggling. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit should read: Metropolitan Police/PA

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