Monday, May 02, 2005

Man Blackmailed Into Suicide Mission: Carbomb a Dud

A man who tried to detonate a car bomb near a coalition base in Iraq survived when the explosives failed to detonate properly and set the car on fire. Upon being questioned by Coalition Forces the man told them that his family had been kidnapped and he was told the suicide mission was the only way to save them. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is being blamed. From ARCENT
An initial investigation revealed that terrorists had kidnapped the driver's family and that he was forced to carry out this suicide-bombing mission to protect his wife and children, coalition officials said.

No soldiers were injured in the attack. The driver is being treated at a military hospital and is cooperating with authorities.
It seems that volunteers for Zarqawi's murderous missions aren't as numerous as some would have us believe.