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For the destruction of one of the leaders of the banned in Russia radical movement “Taliban” in Afghanistan used so — called “flying razor” – the missile AGM-114R9X with the blades. This publication reports The Drive, citing local media.
As noted, the use of this weapon indicates the nature of the injuries suffered by the car, which moved the terrorist during the attack: AGM-114R9X instead of the usual warhead is equipped with four or six retractable sword blades that are revealed just before the missile reaches the target.
According to The Drive, in Afghanistan is the AGM-114R9X used for the first time. The first information about the use of missiles on the territory of other countries appeared in may 2019. It is known that the most likely special forces, the United States began to strike the ammunition about three years ago. In particular, it was eliminated by high-ranking representatives of illegal armed groups in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Somalia.
AGM-114R9X created on the basis of rockets “air — land” AGM-114 Hellfire. Its accuracy ensures the system semi-active laser guidance, and to run, can be applied to American drone MQ-9 Reaper. As the newspaper notes, this ammunition can be used even in densely populated areas, as it allows you to avoid accidental casualties.
On the elimination in Kunduz province warlord Najibulla, who commanded the troops of the Taliban in the North-East of Afghanistan, it became known on January 12. It was noted that the gunman was a Pakistani citizen.
The Taliban was formed in 1994 in the midst of civil war in Afghanistan. In 1996-2001 the Taliban were in power in the country, and after the overthrow in 2001, began to conduct a guerrilla war with government troops and NATO forces in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Currently, the Taliban and the government are looking for ways to reach a political compromise.
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