February 27, 2008

Latest terror craze: The 'Sticky IED'

A new type of improvised explosive device in Iraq has been taped underneath cars and stuck to fuel trucks, animals and women. The use of sticky IEDs was said to mark the latest tactic in the Al Qaida war against the U.S.-led coalition. Al Qaida has also recruited women as well as the disabled for suicide bombings. In a briefing on Feb. 25, Iraq Army Maj. Gen. Qassim Atta, spokesman for Operation Law and Order, said insurgents were using sticky IEDs to booby-trap cars, fuel trucks or animals. He said the bomb has been seen throughout the Baghdad area.