Wikileaks Reveals Al Qaeda Used Sega Cartridges For Explosives

Newly released documents from Wikileaks related to Guantánamo Bay prisoners have an unusual video game connection. According to the Department of Defense's assessment records for Guantánamo detainees Hassan Mohammed Ali Bin Attash and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed—who confessed to masterminding the 9/11 terrorist attacks—Al Qaeda once used Sega cartridges as explosives devices.

Mohammed's detainee assessment record, as seen on the NY Times, points to Al Qaeda hiding firing devices inside "innocuous" looking video game carts. From Khalid Shaikh Mohammed's newly leaked record:

Detainee discussed remote-controlled firing devices (RCFDS) which were found during raids in Karachi in September 2002. These RCFDS were built inside black Sega videogame cassette cartridges to protect the RCFDS and to make them appear innocuous.

Additionally, Guantánamo prisoner Hassan Mohammed Ali Bin Attash was "shown how to make remote detonators out of the game cartridges in Sega games".

The detainee stated he traveled from Karachi, Pakistan to Quetta with three to five. Sega cartridges made into remote detonators. The detainee stated he delivered the cartridges to two Afghan males.


The detainee stated he never personally saw how the Sega remote detonators were made and never participated in their manufacture . The detainee stated he did not initially know what the remote detonators would be used for.

The Guantánamo Docket [NY Times via Game Set Watch]


    Only Sega cartridges? No Nintendo ones at all? Are Al-Qaeda just Sega fanboys? Or did Sega pay for exclusivity?

    ACL you heard it here first, video games are connected to terrorism =O

    You should probably take it with an entire bag of salt. Most people would confess to anything if subjected to 183 simulated drownings in one he was.

    I'm surprised they even have Sega cartridges over there considering they are living 1000 years in the past.

      wasnt ET a Sega cartridge? they just dumped them right, never said where.

        Hello child of the 90s!

        ET was an ATARI 2600 CART dumped in a MEXICAN LANDFILL.

    This brings a horrifying new meaning to "Blast Processing" @ _ @

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