Suicide Bomber Class Blows Up

People dying is not good. I don’t think we should take joy in the death of anyone. It’s hard to remember that when a story like this one breaks.

 A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said.


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Sorry. That wasn’t professional, was it?

I don’t believe in karma, but if I did, I would say that this was an example of karma working its way around Iraq.

The group is called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and they have been very active in Iraq’s Anbar province. The groups has contributed to much of the violence happening in Iraq, including many bombings that have done their job and instilled terror throughout the region.

Twenty-two ISIS members were killed, and 15 were wounded, in the explosion at the camp, which is in a farming area in the northeastern province of Samara, according to the police and army officials. Stores of other explosive devices and heavy weapons were also kept there, the officials said.

Eight militants were arrested when they tried to escape, the officials said.

The militant who was conducting the training was not identified by name, but he was described by an Iraqi Army officer as a prolific recruiter who was “able to kill the bad guys for once.”

While it may seem a bit ghoulish to take heart in the deaths of 22 people – we can be glad that their deaths mean that other innocents will live. Here’s hoping we hear more about accidents like this in the future.

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