UK investigating footage of soldiers using picture of Jeremy Corbyn for target practice

The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense is investigating a video of soldiers shooting at a poster of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, according to The Guardian.

The video, captioned “happy with that,” shows four soldiers with the U.K.’s 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment, currently stationed in Afghanistan, firing at the poster at a target range in Kabul, according to the newspaper.


The guns appear to be simulation weapons, which are frequently used for target practice and fire a wax pellet rather than live ammunition, ministry sources told The Guardian.

“There are a number of different posters used as targets on that range, but the use of this poster obviously shows poor judgment,” the source told the newspaper.

“We are aware of a video circulating on social media,” a Ministry of Defense spokesperson told The Guardian. “This behavior is totally unacceptable and falls well below the high standards the army expects. A full investigation has been launched.”

Corbyn is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday to discuss ongoing negotiations over a deal for Britain to leave the European Union. A spokesperson for May told The Guardian the video was “unacceptable” and that May was aware of its existence but had not yet seen it.

Trevor Coult, a former British soldier who circulated the video, has claimed it was faked, according to the publication.