3 Para soldiers in Kabul shooting at Corbyn poster.
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Paratroopers Who Used Corbyn Picture For Target Practice Avoid Sacking

Jeremy Corbyn said he was shocked at the video which surfaced on social media.

3 Para soldiers in Kabul shooting at Corbyn poster.

Paratroopers involved in a video which showed them shooting at a Jeremy Corbyn poster during target practice have kept their jobs.

The video was uploaded to Snapchat and widely circulated on social media.

The Labour leader said he was “shocked” by the footage when it emerged in April.

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) launched an investigation into the conduct of the personnel from 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, who were in Kabul when the video was recorded.

An MOD spokesperson said: "The Army has carried out a thorough investigation into this incident and has implemented disciplinary action against the individuals found guilty of misconduct.

"This behaviour was not fitting of the high standards we expect of our personnel, and we are always prepared to take action when our procedures are not adhered to correctly."

The video had a graphic saying "happy with that" across the screen throughout and a number of marks can be seen peppered across the image of Mr Corbyn's face.

The rounds used in the video were 'simunition' paint rounds, which are low velocity and can be used at short range.

Forces News has chosen to blur the faces of those involved.