Skip to comments.Iraqi militants accidentally set off bomb, 21 dead
Posted on 02/10/2014 3:41:03 PM PST by smokingfrog
BAGHDAD (AP) An instructor teaching his militant recruits how to make car bombs accidentally set off explosives in his demonstration Monday, killing 21 of them in a huge blast that alerted authorities to the existence of the rural training camp in an orchard north of Baghdad. Nearly two dozen people were arrested, including wounded insurgents trying to hobble away from the scene.
The fatal goof by the al-Qaida breakaway group that dominates the Sunni insurgency in Iraq happened on the same day that the speaker of the Iraqi parliament, a prominent Sunni whom the militants consider a traitor, escaped unhurt from a roadside bomb attack on his motorcade in the northern city of Mosul.
Nevertheless, the events underscored the determination of the insurgents to rebuild and regain the strength they enjoyed in Iraq at the height of the war until U.S.-backed Sunni tribesmen turned against them. The militants are currently battling for control of mainly Sunni areas of western Iraq in a key test of the Shiite-led government's ability to maintain security more than two years after the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
While the Iraqi army has been attacking insurgent training camps in the vast desert of western Anbar province near the Syrian border, it is unusual to find such a camp in the center of the country, just 95 kilometers (60 miles) north of the capital.
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It’s the Will of Allah.
so the bomb worked ...
"HEY,...someone's gonna poke an eye out"
I think that was Achmed the Dead Terrorists story.
It was a case of Premature Detonation...
Just like ole Bill Ayers’ Weather Underground buddies in Greenwich Village. The term “Poetic Justice” is certainly appropriate.
it is unusual to find such a camp in the center of the country, just 95 kilometers (60 miles) north of the capital.
I would be willing to bet there are muslim training camps
that close to OUR capital.
If the instructions were in Hebrew, you might want to rethink what you are doing...
Auditioning for a Monty Python skit, no doubt. Do it again...practice makes perfect.
Why was my post on the same topic, just different sources, pulled as “dupe”?
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for his steadfast love endures forever.
22 And when they began to sing and praise, the Lord set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed. 23 For the men of Ammon and Moab rose against the inhabitants of Mount Seir, devoting them to destruction, and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they all helped to destroy one another.
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