Bird With Suicide Vest-Type Explosives Shot Down In Afghanistan

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Suzanne Robertson
The shocking discovery was made when the bird exploded.

Drones are an obvious instrument of war. But what about a bird wired to explode?

A recent report out of Afghanistan is terrifying.  Afghan police are investigating how a wild bird was equipped with an antenna, electronic devices and explosives. Police spotted the bird — not native to the area — walking along a highway with an antenna sticking out. Provincial police chief Maj. Gen. Abdul Nabi Ilham told NBC News that the bird then exploded.

"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 encountered this type of potential weapon. 

Is using animals as weapons part of a growing trend? Hamas militants reportedly put explosives on a donkey and pushed it in the direction of Israeli soldiers this summer in Gaza.

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