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I Dismember Momma
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you only pulverize the ones you love. In Afghanistan, a suicide bomber blew up his own mother and three siblings when his mother tried to stop him from carrying out an attack on others. Amir Shah writes for the AP:

The would-be bomber had been studying at a madrassa, or religious school, in Pakistan, and when he returned to his home in Uruzgan province over the weekend announced that he planned to carry out a suicide attack, Interior Ministry spokesman Zemeri Bashary said.

Surviving family members told police that the suicide vest exploded during a struggle between the mother and her son, said Juma Gul Himat, Uruzgan's police chief. The man's brother and two sisters were also killed.

Family members said the would-be bomber gave his family $3,600 before telling them he intended to carry out the attack, Himat said.

Bashary said the explosion happened on Sunday, but Himat said it occurred on Monday morning. It was not clear why the two accounts differed.

In a second accidental explosion, another would-be bomber killed himself Friday in Paktika province when he tried to take off the bomb vest he was wearing and it exploded, Bashary said. The man told authorities he had been instructed by his handlers in Pakistan to launch a suicide attack, but changed his mind when he saw people praying in a mosque.

Posted by aalkon at October 15, 2007 8:47 AM

Comments

"Family members said the would-be bomber gave his family $3,600 before telling them he intended to carry out the attack"

Gee, I hope the cash is intact.

Posted by: Gog_Magog_Carpet_Reclaimers at October 15, 2007 11:05 AM

...and that's why moms shouldn't be such nags. After a point you just gotta let 'em go!

Posted by: Gretchen at October 15, 2007 1:13 PM

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