Taliban using HIV bombs
"Taliban fighters are burying dirty needles with their bombs in a bid to infect British troops with HIV, The Sun can reveal. Hypodermic syringes are hidden below the surface pointing upwards to prick bomb squad experts as they hunt for devices. The heroin needles are feared to be contaminated with hepatitis and HIV." (thesun.co.uk, June 10 2010)
Booby trapping, using needles, is a real issue not only in Afghanistan, but also in the UK. Our suite of sharps training programmes are designed to raise awareness of the risks to operatives in potentially dangerous areas.
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