Paras use Corbyn photo for target practice in Kabul

An investigation has been launched after British soldiers were filmed using a picture of Jeremy Corbyn during target practice in Kabul.

The video, which was first posted on Snapchat, has been widely shared and the UK Ministry of Defence has confirmed it as legitimate.

It is understood to have happened within the past few days in a Kabul loft range used by British soldiers to practice close-protection techniques.

The soldiers were using paint ‘simunition’ rounds, not bullets, but multiple holes can be seen in the picture of Jeremy Corbyn’s head. The video carries the caption ‘happy with that’.

“We are aware of a video circulating on social media, this behavior is totally unacceptable and falls well below the high standards the army expects, a full investigation has been launched,” an army spokesman said.

The soldiers, from the 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, have been spoken to and are due to leave Afghanistan shortly because their tour is coming to an end.