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Old 01-27-11, 11:50 PM
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Spam message causes suicide bomber to kill only herself instead of hundreds.

A suicide bomber was planning to murder hundreds of people, but a spam text message caused her bomb to go off early, killing only her and no one else.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...y-mistake.html

Black Widow attempted New Year Moscow attack but blew herself up by mistake

26 Jan 2011

Moscow

A "Black Widow" suicide bomber planned a terrorist attack in central Moscow on New Year's Eve but was killed when an unexpected text message set off her bomb too early, according to Russian security sources.

The unnamed woman, who is thought to be part of the same group that struck Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Monday, intended to detonate a suicide belt on a busy square near Red Square on New Year's Eve in an attack that could have killed hundreds.



Security sources believe a spam message from her mobile phone operator wishing her a happy new year received just hours before the planned attack triggered her suicide belt, killing her but nobody else.

She was at her Moscow safe house at the time getting ready with two accomplices, both of whom survived and were seen fleeing the scene.

Islamist terrorists in Russia often use cheap unused mobile phones as detonators. The bomber's handler, who is usually watching their charge, sends the bomber a text message in order to set off his or her explosive belt at the moment when it is thought they can inflict maximum casualties.

The phones are usually kept switched off until the very last minute but in this case, Russian security sources believe, the terrorists were careless.

The dead woman has not been identified. Her handler, a 24-year-old woman from the internal Muslim Russian republic of Dagestan, has been named as Zeinat Suyunova. Her husband is apparently still serving time in jail for himself being a member of a radical Islamist terror group.

Security sources believe the new year's eve bomber and the airport bombers may have been members of a suicide squad trained in Pakistan's al-Qaeda strongholds which was sent to the Russian capital in December to target the city's transportation system.

The security services circulated a warning to Moscow police that month, saying there was credible intelligence of two teams of Islamist militants poised to strike in different parts of the country.

Nobody has been arrested in connection with Monday's airport bombing, which left 35 people dead, and it is not clear whether the attack was carried out by one or two suicide bombers. Police are trying to identify the severed head of a male suicide bomber recovered from the scene and are trying to confirm whether he was accompanied by a female suicide bomber. Security sources said an apartment on the edge of Moscow thought to be a bomb-making factory was raided on 20 January but that it was empty. The Kremlin is under growing pressure to explain why its policy of pacifying the predominantly Muslim flank of southern Russia, which is used as a launch pad for such terror strikes, has failed. President Dmitry Medvedev fired Andrei Alexeyev, a senior transport policeman on Wednesday, pinning much of the blame on the police and the airport authorities. "Those who did not work properly must be punished," he said.
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Re: Spam message causes suicide bomber to kill only herself instead of hundreds.

Wow. I wish that happened a lot more.
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Re: Spam message causes suicide bomber to kill only herself instead of hundreds.

Epic fail
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Re: Spam message causes suicide bomber to kill only herself instead of hundreds.

If a terrorist blows up in her apartment, does it make a statement?

For some people, a "work accident" is the best outcome you can hope for.
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That's awesome. I can only hope it was like it is in the movies.. they're busy working away, getting ready for their big moment.. the phone lights up and makes a noise as the text arrives.. they all give each other the "oh crap" look. Then boom!
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Re: Spam message causes suicide bomber to kill only herself instead of hundreds.

i feel like I'm going to explode too when I get those spam texts
Old 01-28-11, 06:02 PM
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Re: Spam message causes suicide bomber to kill only herself instead of hundreds.

Since when is getting a "Happy New Year" text from your friend spam? Damn these terrorists are fucking hard core.
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Re: Spam message causes suicide bomber to kill only herself instead of hundreds.

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
Since when is getting a "Happy New Year" text from your friend spam? Damn these terrorists are fucking hard core.
You consider your mobile phone company to be your friend?
Old 01-28-11, 06:11 PM
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Re: Spam message causes suicide bomber to kill only herself instead of hundreds.

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
Since when is getting a "Happy New Year" text from your friend spam? Damn these terrorists are fucking hard core.
Originally Posted by The Part You Didn't Read
Security sources believe a spam message from her mobile phone operator wishing her a happy new year received just hours before the planned attack triggered her suicide belt, killing her but nobody else.
The only upsetting part is that it didn't kill the other two assholes in the room.
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Re: Spam message causes suicide bomber to kill only herself instead of hundreds.

Russia's response to the train station bombing could get interesting, what with them finding proof it's coming from Pakistan and all.

Putin has had some strong words on that topic.

On this topic, good riddance. Too bad they all didn't die.
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Re: Spam message causes suicide bomber to kill only herself instead of hundreds.

If she didn't even kill the people in the room/apartment with her, how could she have killed hundreds? Double digits if they were all packed together, but hundreds?
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Re: Spam message causes suicide bomber to kill only herself instead of hundreds.

Originally Posted by Li View Post
If she didn't even kill the people in the room/apartment with her, how could she have killed hundreds? Double digits if they were all packed together, but hundreds?
maybe the bomb wasn't fully completed where they add shrapnel like nails and glass to increase the damage.
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Re: Spam message causes suicide bomber to kill only herself instead of hundreds.

Wow that is awesome!

HAPPY NEW YEAR...KABOOM!!!

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Re: Spam message causes suicide bomber to kill only herself instead of hundreds.

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
Since when is getting a "Happy New Year" text from your friend spam? Damn these terrorists are fucking hard core.
It wasn't from her "friend." The article says, "... a spam message from her mobile phone operator wishing her a happy new year..."
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Originally Posted by Li View Post
If she didn't even kill the people in the room/apartment with her, how could she have killed hundreds? Double digits if they were all packed together, but hundreds?
It didn't say how big the "safe house" was, but I think you raise an excellent point.
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Re: Spam message causes suicide bomber to kill only herself instead of hundreds.

Originally Posted by iNCREDiPiNOY View Post
anyone know what that is?
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Re: Spam message causes suicide bomber to kill only herself instead of hundreds.

if she is a suicide bomber, but she didn't kill anyone, does she still get 72 virgins?
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Re: Spam message causes suicide bomber to kill only herself instead of hundreds.

hmmmm good question
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Re: Spam message causes suicide bomber to kill only herself instead of hundreds.

Events like this make me doubt my atheism.
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Re: Spam message causes suicide bomber to kill only herself instead of hundreds.

Originally Posted by D.Pham00 View Post
if she is a suicide bomber, but she didn't kill anyone, does she still get 72 virgins?
For an epic fail, she becomes one of the virgins for a successful suicide bomber. Its a harsh religion.
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Originally Posted by OldDude View Post
For an epic fail, she becomes one of the virgins for a successful suicide bomber. Its a harsh religion.
So some poor sap is going to get 72 pieces of a virgin?
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Originally Posted by DeputyDave View Post
Events like this make me doubt my atheism.
It's okay, you still have the dozens of successful suicide bombings to keep you from doubting.

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