Monday, January 31, 2011

Don't you hate it when this happens?

Ah, the true deadliness of spam messages. But in this case, it was a very serendipitous message.
A "Black Widow" suicide bomber planned a terrorist attack in central Moscow on New Year's Eve but was killed when an unexpected text message set off her bomb too early, according to Russian security sources.

The unnamed woman, who is thought to be part of the same group that struck Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Monday, intended to detonate a suicide belt near Red Square on New Year's Eve in an attack that could have killed hundreds.

Security sources believe a message from her mobile phone operator wishing her a happy new year received just hours before the planned attack triggered her suicide belt, killing her at a safe house.


Rick Caird said...

Awwwwww, and she never got to have her happy new year. On the other hand, hundreds of others still have the opportunity for a happy new year.

Wayne said...

She may not have been a willing participant. Using a cell phone is a remote triggering device that would be set off by someone else. A suicide bomber would have a simple manual trigger.

Pat Patterson said...

"Hope you had a blast on your Birth..."