London, Nov. 30 (ANI): In their latest ploy to cause maximum damage to international forces stationed in Afghanistan, the Taliban is using donkey 'suicide' bombs to attack British troops in southern Afghanistan.
Recently, a senior British Army officer and six other military personnel survived an attack when a tethered donkey laden with explosives was detonated as their armoured vehicle passed in southern Afghanistan.
"We'd spotted the donkey tethered to a tree as we were on our way down south to monitor an operation that had been going on that day, but thought nothing of it. There are donkeys around everywhere," The Times quoted an officer, as saying.
The donkey 'suicide' bombs have even led to circulation of several jokes among the British soldiers.
"When we realised what had happened it wasn't long before the first donkey jokes started to come out - 'drop the dead donkey' was one, and 'pain in the ass' another," a soldier said.
Troops in Afghanistan have been attacked by a boy with a wheelbarrow full of explosives and a bicycle with a bomb attached, but the explosion south of Garmsir in southern Helmand province is thought to be the first using tethered livestock. (ANI)