Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Now That's What I Call a Money Shot
The question is, did they keep the cash afterwards?
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Ten terrorists were killed early Tuesday morning by coalition forces as they hunted for an Al Qaeda in Iraq leader at a safe house in northern Iraq, officials reported. Three of the terrorists were wearing vests equipped to carry out homicide bombings.
U.S. and Iraqi forces surrounded the house in Balad and killed a terrorist sleeping outside after he woke up and attempted to engage the troops with a pistol, according to coalition officials. The terrorist was shot before he could fire his weapon but as he fell, he reached toward his chest and detonated a suicide vest, sending a shower of charred U.S. dollars - presumably on his body - into the air. No coalition troops were harmed during the explosion.
Coalition troops also killed nine more terrorists, seven of whom tried to flee the safe house. Two of them were wearing the explosive vests but they didn't detonate. A weapons cache and $1,000 in U.S. currency were found inside the house.
posted by El Capitan at 3:33 PM