This video is a few years old, but a reader who was there and treated the injured soldier told me about the situation and the outcome.
Sean said …
Video was shot by an Oregon National Guard Embedded Training Team member that I worked with at FOB Tillman in OEF VII/VIII, it’s been posted by a couple people on youtube since but i helped treat the guy after the incident. All the talk about recoilless rifles made me think of it, thought you’d enjoy. The story was that the Afghan was insistent that he could shoot it off the shoulder, and the ETT got tired of arguing with him and let him try.
The guy was fine, just lost a couple teeth. And probably an eardrum.
[ Many thanks to Sean for emailing me the info. ]