I shouldn’t find this story so deliciously ironic. But I do. The loss of life is never something to be cheered but there are times when it becomes difficult to remember that. Like when a person or persons plans to kill as many innocent people as they can, but instead they just end up killing themselves. In cases like that, we can breath a sigh of relief and actually be thankful that more people weren’t hurt.
So… i’m very, very thankful that two terrorist bombers in Pakistan got into a bit of a row over the weekend and never had the chance to carry out their nefarious plans. Instead of killing others… they only killed themselves.
Two suspected terrorist bombers in Pakistan died amusing deaths over the weekend when a fight between them led to a bomb detonation that killed them and nobody else.
The two men, identified by police as Ghulam Rasul and Muhammad Sultan, were having a conversation on a park bench in Sargodha that suddenly escalated into a verbal argument and then a physical fight. During the fight, an explosive carried by one of the two men detonated, killing them both.
Accounts differ on the exact nature of the explosion. According to Ayrnews.tv, one or both suicide vests worn by the men blew up in the fight, while The Express Tribune says one of the men was carrying an improved explosive device that detonated.
It’s currently unknown where the explosion was accidental or intentional on the part of one of the men. Nobody else was harmed.
The fight was fortuitously timed, as police say the men were very close to a crowded area where casualties could have been far higher.
Following the explosions, police investigated the mens’ homes and made arrests of suspected collaborators as well.
It’s hardly the first time terrorists have managed to kill themselves in an amusing way. In 1999, Palestinian car bombers killed themselves when confusion over Daylight Savings Time caused their bombs to detonate an hour early. In 2014, a terrorist trainer in northern Iraq accidentally killed his class while giving a demonstration with live explosives.
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