Forget Drones: Afghan PD Shoots Down Bird Loaded With Explosives (Video)

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This would be funny if it couldn’t potentially kill lots of people – and it def. could.

According to a report from NBC news entitled:  “Bird Bomb? Afghan Police Kill Bird Bearing Antenna, Explosives” [1], writer Fazul Rahim discusses a bird that police in Afghanistan are now investigating.

What makes this bird so special?  It was rigged with antennas, explosives, and bombs – a living drone, if you will – Thanksgiving style.

Rahim says: Afghan police said they are investigating how a wild bird came to bear an antenna, electronic devices and explosives. Police came across the strange sight around 8 a.m. in the northern Faryab province, a volatile region ravaged by Taliban violence.

When police spotted the white bird — which isn’t native to the area and appeared larger than an eagle — walking along a highway, they noticed it had an antenna and decided to shoot it, provincial police chief Maj. Gen. Abdul Nabi Ilham told NBC News on Saturday. The bird then exploded, he said, and “suspicious metal stuff” scattered around.

“We are gathering all the stuff, but found parts of what looks to be GPS and a small camera,” Ilham said. He added that this was the first time police have made such an encounter.

Police added that it is possible the bird had been “deployed” on a surveillance mission. Using animals in warfare or for suicide missions is unusual but not unheard of. Hamas militants reportedly put explosives on a donkey and pushed it in the direction of Israeli soldiers as fighting intensified this summer in Gaza.



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