I needed a good LOL moment this morning:
A suicide bomber planning an attack in Moscow on New
Year’s Eve was killed in her apartment when her bomb was prematurely
detonated by an unexpected text message.
According to Russian security sources, the text message — a remote
trigger for a cell phone belt bomb — wished her a happy new year,
accidentally setting off the blast. The accident may have saved hundreds
of lives, these officials believe, as the woman intended to use the
bomb in a suicide attack near Red Square later that night.
The woman is believed to be part of the same group that struck
Moscow’s Domodedovo airport on Monday, killing at least 35 people and
wounding another 100. Officials haven’t directly said who they believe
is behind the terrorist attacks, but anonymous sources have pointed to
Islamic North Caucasus rebels, which have been in conflict with the
Russian state for over a decade.
Cell phones have become a remote detonator of choice for terrorist groups the world over.
Memo to would-be bombers — keep the detonator (i.e. phone) off or disconnected until the device has been planted. Sheesh.
(h/t Gateway Pundit)