January 29, 2011 1674 Views
A would-be Russian suicide bomber is reported to have been detonated when an ill-timed message arrived on her phone to wish her a happy new year.
The woman and two suspected accomplices (who are believed to be part of the same group that killed 35 people at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport earlier in the week), were preparing their explosives for a New Year’s Eve attack on Red Square when the unsolicited text message triggered the premature detonation. Her two accomplices managed to survive the blast and escape from the house.
Russian security forces explained that in most cases terrorists would leave their phones off until moments before an attack – this time, it seems, they were careless. [Neatorama; Image]