Kidnapped drivers released by terrorists in Iraq used as unwitting suicide bombers - in booby trapped cars detonated by remote control
September 22, 2006
MIM: In yet another diabolical manifestation of the twisted minds of terrorists, kidnapped drivers are now used as unwitting suicide bombers who are told to drive what they dont know are booby trapped cars which are blown up. Another depraved tactic is to use mentally handicapped people, who are handicuffed to the steering wheel of bomb laden vehicles.
Kidnapped Drivers Are Set Free, to Kill
Iraqi insurgentsare no longer using only volunteers as suicide car bombers but are instead kidnapping drivers, rigging their vehicles with explosives, and blowing them up,
the Defense Ministry said yesterday.
In what appears to be a new tactic for the insurgency, the ministry said the kidnap victims do not know their cars have been rigged to explode when they are released and told to take
a specific route.
The kidnappers follow, and when the unwitting victim "reaches a checkpoint, a public place, or an
army or police patrol, the criminal terrorists... detonate the car from
a distance," the Defense Ministry statement said.