Terrorists Tie Bomb Belt to Dog in Iraq
Iraqi terrorists used a booby-trapped dog in an unsuccessful atempt to blow up a military convoy near Kirkuk.
Terrorists tie bomb belt to dog in Iraq (London Daily Telegraph)
Insurgents in Iraq attached explosives to a dog and tried to blow up a military convoy near the northern oil centre of Kirkuk. The canine bomb went off but the only casualty was the unfortunate animal, said police. The militants wrapped an explosive belt around the dog and detonated it as the convoy passed through Dakuk, 25 miles south of Kirkuk, said the town’s police chief, Col Mohammed Barzaji. “The dog was torn apart by the explosion which caused neither injury among the soldiers nor any damage.” Col Barzaji said the bomb had been detonated outside a Shia mosque. “Eight suspects have been detained.”
This was not the first time that animals have been used in insurgent attacks. In 2003, donkey carts were used to conceal makeshift multiple rocket launchers in a flurry of attacks in Baghdad. Animal carcasses and human corpses have been used to conceal explosives.
Ironically, this type of thing might actually generate some outrage from some quarters in the West that seem unwilling to categorize those who strap bombs to people as “terrorists.”