Deadly argument

Ghulam Rasul and Muhammad Sultan, two attempted suicide-bombers from Sargodha, Pakistan, died when one of their explosive suicide-vests detonated prematurely before reaching their target. While waiting on a bench on a city street before moving to an intended unknown target, Rasul and Sultan were reported by witnesses to have gotten into a heated argument with each other. The altercation apparently turned physical, and when one man shoved the other it resulted in one of their suicide-vests accidentally being activated. The resulting explosion killed both men instantaneously. Despite the street being relatively active during that time of day the incident occurred the two men were the only casualties. It is currently unknown what Rasul and Sultan’s original target was, as well as what they were arguing about and which man’s suicide-vest detonated.

Thank you, Logan Agle.

SMS Spam Killed Suicide Bomber

An unnamed woman from Chechnya, Russia, intended to detonate a suicide belt near Red Square on New Year’s Eve, in an attack that could have killed hundreds. But a message from her mobile phone operator wishing her a happy new year received hours before the planned attack, triggered her suicide belt, killing her at a safe house.

Suicide Bombing Backfired

3 unnamed Palestinian suicide bombers prematurely exploded, because the bombs were set on daylight savings time. The bombs had been prepared in a Palestine-controlled area, and set to detonate on Daylight Saving Time. But the confused drivers had already switched to Standard Time. When they picked up the bombs, they neglected to ask whose watch was used to set the timing mechanism. As a result, the cars were still en-route when the explosives detonated, delivering the terrorists to their untimely demises.