New York, Jul 13 (ANI): Taliban militants in war ravaged Afghanistan are training monkeys to use them as secret weapons to attack American troops.
According to The People's Daily in China, the Islamic insurgents have trained macaques and baboons, arming them with AK-47 rifles, machine guns and trench mortars in the Waziristan tribal region near the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The monkeys, being rewarded with bananas and peanuts, are being turned into snipers at a secret Taliban training base, New York Post quoted the Chinese daily, as saying.
The report says "photos have been widely spread by media agencies and websites across the world."
The pictures of gun totting monkeys can be seen on the Pakistan Defense Forum site. It also claims that the CIA in Vietnam first launched a monkey-soldier program.
"Today, the Taliban forces have given the American troops some of their own medicine," the People's Daily said. (ANI)