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    ISIS Exploding Drone Attack Stokes Fears

    ”We should have been ready for this.” That was the analysis of one expert after reports surfaced of an ISIS drone in Iraq that was shot down — and then exploded upon examination, killing two Kurdish fighters. At least twice before ISIS has attempted to use exploding drones as weapons, and the Pentagon says it’s now devoting resources to stopping potentially hostile machines. The militant group is still using small commercially available drones, but many fear a future of larger or more powerful unmanned vehicles that could deliver bigger explosive payloads.

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