'Taliban coaching monkeys for Jihad'

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New York, Jul 15: The US-led security forces who fight against Taliban in Afghanistan will have to prepare to fight against 'gun-totting' monkeys trained for 'jihad', say some Chinese media reports.

The state-run People's daily in China reported that the monkeys are trained to use weapons to attack American troops. Another media, Stars and Stripes said that the Taliban forces have tried any possible means and figured out a method to trains monkeys 'replacement killers' against American troops.

Terrorists give the primates coaching with AK-47 rifles, machine guns and trench mortars in the Waziristan tribal region in the borders of Pakistan and Afghanistan. They are transformed into sharpshooters at a secret Taliban training base and are rewarded with bananas and peanuts in turn. The reports of the media also carried images with a primate grinning next to a machine gun.

NATO and military officials, however, have jeered at these reports about training monkeys to fight for 'jihad'. They said that the noise of the weapon fire would certainly scare most animals. While you could train a monkey to shoot a gun, it could endanger your own life, said a NATO spokes person adding that we can never trust its aim.

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