HIV ‘Bombs’ Latest Afghanistan Hazard

Searching_Afghan_war_ruins_in_UruzganI’d suggest taking this report with a pinch of salt as it comes from the notorious Murdoch-owned British tabloid The Sun, but one has to admit, it’s scary if true:

Taliban fighters are burying dirty needles with their bombs in a bid to infect British troops with HIV, The Sun can reveal.

Hypodermic syringes are hidden below the surface pointing upwards to prick bomb squad experts as they hunt for devices.

The heroin needles are feared to be contaminated with hepatitis and HIV. And if the bomb goes off, the needles become deadly flying shrapnel. The tactic, used in the Afghan badlands of Helmand, was exposed by Tory MP and ex-Army officer Patrick Mercer.

Senior backbencher Mr Mercer said yesterday: “Are there no depths to which these people will stoop? This is the definition of a dirty war.”…

[continues in The Sun]

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  • Poop

    Well, if it isn't true The Sun sure gave them a good idea

  • rarianrakista

    Nazis used poisoned flechette rounds they were pretty ineffective tactically so they stopped using them. Only two countries I know of that still use flechette bombs are Israel and the US. The Iraqis called it Steel Rain, it wiped out 2-3 football fields of people at a time.

  • Hansburger

    I LOL'ed at this one…
    “Are there no depths to which these people will stoop? This is the definition of a dirty war.”
    Occupation and murder any better?

  • Limbotime

    my savage dog bit me after i kicked him.. what a beast.

  • 5by5

    Because Helmand wasn’t a big enough FUBAR shithole, let’s put in AIDS into the mix. Genius.

  • 5by5

    Because Helmand wasn't a big enough FUBAR shithole, let's put in AIDS into the mix. Genius.

  • 5by5

    Because Helmand wasn't a big enough FUBAR shithole, let's put in AIDS into the mix. Genius.

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