Al-Qaeda Tried to Turn Dogs Into Suicide Bombers
Iraqi terrorists try to smuggle bombs onto plane inside dogs
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 7, 2010 6:00 PM CST
A dog is seen in Baghdad in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

(Newser) – How evil is al-Qaeda in Iraq? So evil that they once tried to blow up a plane using bombs hidden inside of living dogs. The plot failed only because the terrorists had done such a poor job stitching up the dogs that they died before their kennels could be loaded onto the plane, the New York Post reports. Soldiers loading the plane noticed, and quickly found the surgically-implanted bombs.

The attempt occurred two years ago, but was first reported today by a Paris newspaper. The terrorists were banking on the fact that stray dogs are commonly flown out of Iraq, either by animal rescue groups, or soldiers who’ve adopted them. US intelligence officials quickly got the word out about the attack, sending necropsy photos of the dogs to aviation security officials around the world.

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Nov 11, 2010 3:26 PM CST
The Taliban doesn't respect any of Allah's creatures, whether its dogs, children, or women- they see them all as a belonging of man. Funny, since they believe in Allah so much, and Islam "means submission", so shouldn't everyone belong to God instead of the head of the household. HYPOCRITES!
Nov 8, 2010 2:57 AM CST
THAT'S why ya shoot those put down rabid evil animals...(not those those poor dogs mind you )...
Nov 8, 2010 12:06 AM CST