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Distracted soldier shoots himself in the foot

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Oct. 24, 2018

A soldier has been fined for shooting himself in the foot – literally.

PIxabay Distracted soldier shoots himself in the foot

The 23-year-old was on guard duty outside a civil defence hospital when his weapon discharged and a bullet went through his foot. Prosecutors say he was distracted by playing a game on his mobile phone.

The man says he didn’t realise he shouldn’t have had a phone on him while on guard duty – and he says he was unaware his rifle was loaded with live ammunition.

The military court says he endangered his colleagues.

He’s been fined CHF 300.


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