Firefight with Canadian forces against Taliban during Operation Zahar, a joint Afghan National army / coalition forces security operation to remove Taliban forces from the Zjarey district.
Code: Operation Enduring Freedom
M4 Carbine - The M4 Carbine is a family of firearms tracing its lineage back to earlier carbine versions of the M16, all based on the original AR-15 made by ArmaLite. The weapon is a shorter and lighter version of the M16A2 assault rifle, achieving 80% parts commonality with the M16A2. The M4 has selective fire options including semi-automatic and three-round burst (like the M16A2), while the M4A1 has a "full auto" option in place of the three-round burst. The M4A1 is sometimes also found with a heavier barrel to withstand heat from sustained fully-automatic fire.
AK-47 - The AK-47 (Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947) is a gas-operated assault rifle designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov, produced by Russian manufacturer IZH and used in many Eastern bloc nations during the Cold War. It was adopted and standardized in 1947. Compared with the autoloading rifles used in World War II, the AK-47 was generally lighter, more compact, with a shorter range, a smaller 7.62 × 39 mm cartridge, and was capable of selective fire. It was one of the first true assault rifles and remains the most widely used. The AK-47 and its numerous variants and descendants have been produced in greater numbers than any other assault rifle and are in production to this day.
Afghanistan - Afghanistan is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Asia. Generally considered a part of Central Asia, it is sometimes ascribed to a regional bloc in either the Middle East or South Asia, as it has cultural, ethno-linguistic, and geographic links with most of its neighbors. It is bordered by Iran in the west, Pakistan in the south and east, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north, and the People's Republic of China to the east.
On 12 December 38-year-old Chechen man came in as a guest at the wedding, which is celebrated in one of the Astrakhan cafe. Collecting the men present around the table, the guest took a gun (IZH-79-9), placed the muzzle against his head and pulled the trigger. He then reloaded and invited anyone to repeat the "deed in honor of the groom".
A young man, believing that the gun was empty, put the gun to his own temple and fired. As a result, he was seriously injured and was taken to hospital. He is still in serious condition.