Kamikaze canines: The sick Iraqi terrorist plot to bomb a U.S. plane with an exploding dog

U.S. Private second class Michael Roleson strokes a stray dog while on duty, early morning, in the centre of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, February 17, 2004. REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama. Stray dogs have multiplied since the US invasion. In 2008, when the canine bombs were found, Baghdad started to cull dog packs. By 2010 there were over 1mil strays and officials sent out sharp shooters to cull them.

Ian Sparks
Daily Mail [UK]
5th November 2010

Sick Islamic terrorists tried to bring down a US cargo plane using two exploding DOGS, it was revealed today.

The Kamikaze canines – whose stomach had been stuffed with bombs and detonators – were discovered at Baghdad airport two years ago, French daily Le Figaro said.

They had been primed to explode in mid-flight, but were never loaded aboard the aircraft because freight handlers spotted both dogs had died in their cages.

Post mortem examinations on the animals uncovered explosives and detonators set to go off several hours into the flight from the Iraqi capital to Los Angeles, Le Figaro said…

…The shock discovery of the live animal bombs two years ago was investigated by the International Civil Aviation Organisation at the time and airlines and cargo flight operators were immediately alerted to risk of exploding pets, Le Figaro said.The paper added: ‘This discovery was made two years ago but kept secret from the public…

The complete article is at the Daily Mail.

H/T The Astute Bloggers

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