Way to Die #153
Name of the death is a pun on "rifle"
The war on terror is fought one battle at a time. In this case, the good guys were the target. But in the end,the sniper was the one who got....sniped.
Date April 19, 2010
Location Khost Province, Afghanistan
Episode this death
was featured in
"Crying Over Spilled Blood"
"Hard Balled"

"Rife-Ill", Way to Die #153, is the third death featured in the season finale "Crying Over Spilled Blood", which aired on July 15, 2012.


A CIA agent named Red Fox is looking to turn a Taliban Assassin named Mula Hakim into helping out against the war on terrorism. The Taliban find this out and hire a hitman codenamed "The One Who Never Misses" to kill Red Fox. He attempts to shoot the agent, but the bullet misses and ends up ricocheting off of a turret, a wall, and finally piercing the hitman through the heart, sending the Taliban sniper to the hell where he belongs.

Segment Nickname

  • Backfire
  • Sniped (Spike TV website)
  • Gun Raped

Segment Description

Description as seen on the Spike TV website

  • "A Taliban assassin trying to kill a CIA agent inadvertently kills himself when his shot from a .50 caliber rifle ricochet’s off a building’s facade a quarter mile away and returns on a precise trajectory to blow apart his throat"

Cast & Interviewees

  • Ari Agbabian - Taliban Sniper (lead: intended victim)
  • Paul Thomas Arnold - Red Fox (lead)
  • Aramazd Stepanian - Mula Hakim (lead)
  • Casey Noel - Explosives Technician


Foreign names

  • El tiro por la culata (Backfire) - Latin American dub
  • Rebotado (Bounced off) - Spanish dub
  • Tod über Bande (Death over Gang) - German dub
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