January 16, 2013

Hmmm: Gel Explosives Used in Taliban Attack

A Taliban suicide attack no longer qualifies as news. But this little tidbit is .... interesting. I had seen the news from the wire services and went over to check out Roggio hoping he'd have some elucidation on the explosives but he just reports the same info without any more comment:

All of the Taliban fighters were "equipped with suicide vests, explosives, Kalashnikovs [AK-47 assault rifles," according to Pajhwok Afghan News. Additionally, "water jell explosives were used for the first time-ever in a bomb attack in the country," an NDS official said, without providing further details on the explosives. Security forces also found another car bomb that was not detonated.
Any guesses as to what the explosives were? And, is this something to worry about?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:18 PM | Comments |