It's actually worse than this...

It's actually worse than this...

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    It's actually worse than this...

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...q0_ZQD9HVS6M04

    Getting reports of more casualties than are being reported in the news. Apparently, this was a linear ambush on a patrol that was responding to information from an informant. A 600m long series of IEDs exploded (around 50 devices detonated, a few more failed to detonate) as the patrol moved down a road. Bad day for the CNP...
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    That's bad. I fear this is one of those places/cases where it has to get worse before it gets better.
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    That majorly sucks!
    I would expect that the informant (if they can find him)is being thoroughly interviewed.
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    Thats one of the longest chains of IED's I have ever heard of, 600m, that's insane.
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    That was a hit.

    Going through the trouble of wiring 50 IEDS to blast means that you want someone very badly.
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    Truly, this has to be some sort of record. Sixty devices, 50lbs each, spread over 600m. Luckily (?), they are believed to have been ANFO - a true high explosive would have been truly catastrophic...
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    ANFO works best when under compression.

    HE would have tore up some earth. If HE was set off at the same time, the pressure waves would have mutiplied the effect. I still think it was a hit. On who exactly we may never know.
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    ANFO or not, that is like 3,000 pounds of explosives, which is the most I have ever heard of, I saw some car bombs I thought were big, I can't imagine that blast. Over 600 meters is one device every 10 meters, which made the whole thing a kill zone, with overlapping zones from the devices (of course depends on terrain and how well the stuff was made).

    Someone was planning it for a long time to cook up a batch of bombs that big.
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    It definatley took a lot of doing.
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    If I ever thought of one place I would never want to be,inside that kill zone would be at the top,
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    It doesn't look, at least at this point, as though it were a targeted hit on a particular person. It was DEFINITELY a targeted hit on the Colombian National Police. Basically, an informant provided information that caused a relatively large patrol of Carabinero police (32 officers in three vehicles) to respond to the area where the mechanical ambush was set up. With all three vehicles in the (HUGE) kill zone, the bad guys (presumed to be FARC, as this area is one of their strongholds) detonated the series of devices. That about half of the group survived without serious injury is the most amazing part...

    I sure hope that this isn't a sign of things to come - there isn't much you can do if you're caught in the middle of a quarter-mile long IED...
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