posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 02:55 AM
An Interior Ministry official in Kuwait has confirmed that suspected militants captured in recent raids have confessed to planning to use ice cream
trucks to attack US convoys. The militants had deployed ice cream and snack trucks packed with explosives and planned to detonate them when US troops
passed to and from Iraq. Snack vans, which are quite common on the highways in Kuwait, have been cleared from the area and police have stepped up
An Interior Ministry official on Sunday confirmed a report that suspected militants captured in recent police raids confessed they had planned to use
ice cream trucks packed with explosives to attack U.S. military convoys travelling to Iraq.
Members of a militant group told interrogators they wanted to park the ice cream and snack vans loaded with explosives next to highways and detonate
them as U.S. military convoys travelling to and from Iraq passed, the Al-Watan daily reported on Friday. An Interior Ministry official, speaking on
condition of anonymity, confirmed the report to The Associated Press but provided no further details.
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If anything, I have to give the insurgents points for creativity. To take a common everyday item like an ice-cream truck and turn it into a bomb
takes some imagination. They could probably drive one of these things right up to a checkpoint, and when the soldiers all come to get triple-scoop of
chocolate, kaboom. The resourcefulness of these people never ceases to amaze me.