Follow Us:
Monday, August 08, 2022

Islamic State group using toy cars to launch bomb attacks: Report

The small vehicles are reportedly being imported by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from Turkey.

By: PTI | London |
August 24, 2015 6:22:37 pm

Islamic State terrorists are using computer game inspired remote-controlled toy cars for launching bomb attacks on front lines, according to a media report.

Kurdish soldiers fighting the dreaded terror group in Syria and Iraq came across one of the cars, inspired by computer game Call Of Duty, after it failed to detonate, The Mirror reported.

However, several others have exploded, killing and injuring enemy forces.

The small vehicles are reportedly being imported by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from Turkey.

Subscriber Only Stories
ExplainSpeaking: What RBI’s surveys tell about India’s economyPremium
What Opposition states want: More IAS officers, MSP guarantee, GST exempt...Premium
Jal Jeevan mission: A Maharashtra village holds a lesson for the rest of ...Premium
From Nalanda ruins, ‘university of future’ is ready with new campus, coursesPremium


Jihadists load the monster truck-style vehicles with explosives and then, using remote controls, send them to the front line to face their enemies, the report said.

The scheme has chilling echoes of the Call Of Duty computer game in which players use remote-controlled cars to kill opponents in a virtual war zone.

It follows reports that ISIS is flying drones over enemy positions to identify vulnerable areas.

A British national fighting against ISIS in Iraq with the Kurds told the Daily Star, “It is just another example of ISIS thugs thinking that they are in a video game. They sit around dreaming of new ways to kill people.”

TWO IS ALWAYS BETTER | Our two-year subscription package offers you more at less

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest World News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
First published on: 24-08-2015 at 06:22:37 pm
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by

Featured Stories