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NATO Official Claims ISIS Developing Self Driving Car Bombs

by : Tom Percival on : 02 May 2016 15:28
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A NATO expert has warned that dangerous Daesh fanatics are building a self-driving car which could carry out bomb attacks. 

The Mirror reports that so-called Islamic State technicians in Raqqa are trying to build a car similar to that being made by the tech giant Google.

It’s believed that the terror group plan on loading these driverless cars with explosives then having them drive to a crowded location and detonating them.

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It sounds terrifying but, lets be honest, we can’t see Daesh ‘scientists’ being the sharpest knives in the drawer and if Google can’t crack it then I wouldn’t hold out hope of these idiots being able to do it.

Dr Jamie Shea, NATO’s deputy assistant secretary general for emerging security threats, spoke of how the terror group were using their bomb making factory in Raqqa to develop the technology.

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Shea made the dramatic claim that Daesh is bringing death and destruction to large swathes of Iraq and Syria, and now plans on using its ‘technical expertise’ to ‘play around’ with driverless cars in a ‘worrying’ development.

Speaking in London, he said: 

We are focusing very much on…Raqqa at the moment, where ISIL [ISIS] has its bomb making factory.

It is not just Google that is producing the autonomous car, ISIS is also trying to do the same.

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He then went on to say that the technology would remove the need for suicide bombers and could help the group cope with dwindling numbers, so presumably he’s expecting a quick turnaround?

The group has seen its fighting force cut almost in half due to a mixture of airstrikes and offensives by Kurdish forces in the North.

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Over the next few years, driverless cars are expected to take to the roads leading some slightly alarmist newspapers, like the Daily Express, to claim they could unleash carnage on our streets if Jihadis take control of these cars.

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

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The Mirror
  1. The Mirror

    ISIS technicians 'planning Google-style driverless cars for use in devastating bomb attacks'