AK-47 fragment pulled from head

A scar stretching across Musher Khan’s forehead, where a bullet fragment tore through skin and was stopped by his skull, will serve as a reminder of his brush with death.

Khan, 36, was wounded in a dramatic gun battle with heavily armed house robbers who had stormed his neighbour’s Overport home last week.

“I came close to death and I know I am lucky to be alive. Doctors removed a fragment of an AK-47 round from my skull and the next day I was back on my feet and living life as normal,” he said.

Khan had faced a barrage of automatic gunfire when he confronted the gang, the third in a spate of armed robberies on Durban’s Ridge last week.

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