It turned out he was a bomb maker for the Taliban, and he was burying an IED that was to be etonated when a US patrol walked by 30 minutes later.
It would have certainly killed and wounded several soldiers.
The interesting fact of this story is the shot was measured at 725 yards.
She shot him as he was bent over burying the bomb. The shot went through his butt and into the bomb which detonated; he was blown to pieces. The Air Force made a motivational poster
(Folks , that’s a shot 25 yards longer than seven football fields – about 7/10 of a mile) And the last thing that came out of his mouth .. was his ass!