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Islamic State Used Captured U.S. Humvee In Suicide Bombing

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Islamic State terrorists used a modified U.S. Army Humvee to carry out a suicide car bombing in western Iraq last month.

A video posted online Oct. 24 revealed that the Humvee had been fortified with metal plates and packed with explosives as a jihadist suicide bomber drove it into a Shiite militia base, causing a huge explosion.

The use of the Army vehicle appears from the video to have been part of the large amount of U.S.-supplied weapons and equipment captured by the Islamic State during its takeover of part of Iraq last year.

The terrorist who conducted the attack was identified in the video as Abu-Khalid al-Tajiki, possibly an Islamic State member from Tajikistan who appeared to be in his 20s.

The vehicle had been painted in Army camouflage and is outfitted with a yellow steel sheet in the front of the vehicle. It was filmed driving to an Iraqi desert outpost described in the video as a base for Iraqi Shiite militias. More

 

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