An unexpected and unwanted text message from a wireless company prematurely exploded a would-be suicide bomber’s vest bomb in Russia New Year’s Eve, inadvertently thwarting a planned attack on revelers in Moscow, according to The Daily Telegraph.[Previous TGIS]
The would-be suicide bomber was planning to detonate a suicide belt bomb near Red Square, a plan that was foiled when her wireless carrier sent her an SMS while she was still at a safe house, setting off the bomb and killing her. The message reportedly wished her a Happy New Years, according to the report, which sourced the info from security forces in Russia.
28 January 2011
TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (305)... The Sequel!
This week's bonus joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of Wired (from Thursday January 27; link good at time of posting):