The term suicide bombing was a name associated with terrorism activity where a terrorist will strap him/herself with explosive and blow up near their target(s). It has now emerged; there is an innovation terrorist could be using that will achieve the same result without sacrificing themselves in the process.
In what was termed as a new effort by the organization by Pentagon. ISIS fighters earlier this month set up a booby-trap on a commercial drone and used it to kill two Kurdish fighters. That according to report by The New York Times.
The said drone was shot down while flying in Northern Iraq and taken to the outpost for investigations. During its disassembly, the drone exploded and killed two Kurdish fighters. Reports by Le Monde say that also two French soldiers in the Special Forces were also injured during the explosion.
Previously, ISIS has used cheap drones to conduct surveillance, but this latest event, of booby-trapping drones, showed they have up their ante of drone application. To a possibly even more dangerous levels.
In the past, ISIS has attempted at least twice to use exploding drones on their targets. Prompting the Iraq commanders to issue out a warning calling for the treatment of any unidentified drone or drone-like object in the sky as a potentially explosive device.
This could spell out more loss of human life, as the innovation ISIS is now employing is simply two pieces of widely available technology. It also suggests that this new form of attack may only increase in the future.