Video: Shocking Taliban propaganda video captures the moments leading up to massive suicide bombing at U.S. base ...
A suicide truck bomber calmly tells a cameraman of his plans to ‘take revenge’ moments before blowing himself up at a U.S. base in a chilling new Taliban video. The documentary-style video was released this week by the al-Qaeda-friendly Islamist group.
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The brazen assault was carried out on June 1 at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost, Afghanistan.
ABC News reported the details of the video on Monday.
'Those who came here insulting Islam and the Koran, I will take revenge on them,' the driver says from behind the wheel, waving to the camera before driving off.
The next shot shows the truck moving toward the base.
A chanting of ‘allahu akbar’ can be heard on the video as the truck moves forward before exploding in a massive fireball.
The same explosion is then seen from a two separate angles as the music plays.
Moments later, the camera focuses on a separate vehicle that pulls up to the base as the mushroom cloud from the explosion continues to rise.
A group of heavily armed insurgents wearing body armour are then seen getting out of the car in preparation to storm the base.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said: 'They had suicide vests, rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and hand grenades.