August 19, 2006

Improvised Cell Phone Explosive Device


The above picture has shown up on blogs before, often illustrating stories related to cell phones used by terrorists to blow up things, but I always doubted their authenticity - as it was my understanding that cell phones were used to trigger bombs remotely, but Street Use gets down to the real story.

"This photo of one IED (Improvised Explosive Device) found in Iraq was submitted to Shock and Awe section of the US soldier bulletin board by Shain Chmura. He adds: Make special note of the "01 Call Missed" displayed on the phone.

The image is courtesy of the US Department of Defense."

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