#1 Posted by frogdog (3563 posts) - - Show Bio

BAGHDAD — A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said.

The militants belonged to a group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, which is fighting the Shiite-dominated army of the Iraqi government, mostly in Anbar Province. But they are also linked to bomb attacks elsewhere and other fighting that has thrown Iraq deeper into sectarian violence.

Twenty-two ISIS members were killed, and 15 were wounded, in the explosion at the camp, which is in a farming area in the northeastern province of Samara, according to the police and army officials. Stores of other explosive devices and heavy weapons were also kept there, the officials said.

Eight militants were arrested when they tried to escape, the officials said.

The militant who was conducting the training was not identified by name, but he was described by an Iraqi Army officer as a prolific recruiter who was “able to kill the bad guys for once.”

ISIS militants drove into Falluja and the nearby city of Ramadi, both in Anbar Province, earlier this year with heavy weaponry, taking control of key intersections and offices of local authorities.

Local security forces and tribes have since re-established control in Ramadi.

But Iraq is developing a plan, with help from the United States, that would have Sunni tribes take the lead in ending the standoff with ISIS in Falluja, with the Iraqi Army in support, a senior State Department official told Congress last week.

The official, Brett McGurk, said that ISIS had about 2,000 fighters in Iraq, and that its longer-term objective is to establish a base of operations in Baghdad, led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has been officially designated as a global terrorist by the State Department.

In other violence in Iraq, a roadside bomb detonated in the northern city of Mosul alongside the convoy of the speaker of Parliament, the Sunni leader Osama al-Nujaifi, security officials said. Six of his guards were wounded, but Mr. Nujaifi was unharmed, they said.

In Baghdad, a doctor was found dead with bullet wounds in his head and chest two days after he was kidnapped from his house, medical officials said.

In the Baya district of southwestern Baghdad, a bomb left near a cafe killed four people and wounded 11, according to a police official.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/02/11/world/middleeast/suicide-bomb-instructor-accidentally-kills-iraqi-pupils.html?referrer=

Darwin awards winners here

#2 Posted by Yokergeist (12355 posts) - - Show Bio

Idiots

#3 Edited by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (12479 posts) - - Show Bio

How sad in the most ironic, and deserving way.

#4 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6366 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not sure whether to think this is sad or laugh.

#5 Edited by Mr_Ingenuity (8069 posts) - - Show Bio
Responds across all sites.

#6 Posted by russellmania77 (15847 posts) - - Show Bio

Why would need a class for suicide bombings? Step 1. Run. Step 2. Yell allah! 3. Explode

#7 Edited by Saint_Wildcard (12089 posts) - - Show Bio

Why would need a class for suicide bombings? Step 1. Run. Step 2. Yell allah! 3. Explode 4. 40 Virgins (mostly dudes)

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#8 Posted by SOG7dc (8204 posts) - - Show Bio

They died a cowards death. How ironic that they brought the terror to themselves.

#9 Posted by cameron83 (7643 posts) - - Show Bio

It's honestly sad that people died in my opinion (that ANYONE dies,even if they do atrocious things like this),but it's also ironic (especially considering that they were going to kill other people).

#10 Edited by Dragonborn_CT (23916 posts) - - Show Bio

I can picture him saying "You better pay attention in this because I am going to teach it only once."

#11 Edited by SOG7dc (8204 posts) - - Show Bio

Can you imagine the Suicide bomber that got the prop bomb? Guys gonna show up somewhere, yell "Allah!!!!" And then nothing's gonna happen and he's gonna get the ass beating of his century

#12 Posted by Jonez120 (5194 posts) - - Show Bio

Pffffft Hahahaha. Imbeciles.

#13 Edited by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (6469 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess its the wrong thing to do but I couldn't help myself from laughing.

#14 Posted by Jonez120 (5194 posts) - - Show Bio
#15 Edited by AllStarSuperman (23008 posts) - - Show Bio

I can picture him saying "You better pay attention in this because I am going to teach it only once."

hahahahahhaahhaha

#16 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (12660 posts) - - Show Bio

This reminds me of that Jeff Dunham skit with Ahmed the Terrorist.

#17 Posted by cameron83 (7643 posts) - - Show Bio

.....is it just me,or is the reply button green now?

#18 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (6469 posts) - - Show Bio

.....is it just me,or is the reply button green now?

I see it too, you're not alone

#19 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (23916 posts) - - Show Bio

@dragonborn_ct said:

I can picture him saying "You better pay attention in this because I am going to teach it only once."

hahahahahhaahhaha

;D

#20 Edited by cameron83 (7643 posts) - - Show Bio
#21 Posted by ARMIV2 (8854 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish I felt bad about it. Instead I feel the exact opposite.

#22 Posted by WarlordEternal (3015 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow. This is so stupid that it's funny!

#23 Posted by WarlordEternal (3015 posts) - - Show Bio

Suddenly just started thinking about this scene

#24 Posted by Erik (33327 posts) - - Show Bio

Suddenly just started thinking about this scene

The person filming have Parkinson's disease?

#25 Posted by WarlordEternal (3015 posts) - - Show Bio

@erik said:

The person filming have Parkinson's disease?

That's a good question. Sadly this was like the best one I could find on youtube.

#26 Posted by SSJDarthPlagueis (2574 posts) - - Show Bio
#27 Posted by Chibi_cute (4615 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank you for his sacrifice...

He made the world a better place.

#28 Posted by WillPayton (9829 posts) - - Show Bio

Who would have thought that a bunch of losers who's highest aspiration in life is to blow themselves up along with innocent people so they can have sex with virgins in a fantasy land in the sky... are not very bright. It's shocking I say.

#29 Posted by consolemaster001 (6125 posts) - - Show Bio

lol

#30 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (18737 posts) - - Show Bio
#31 Posted by Deadite (25389 posts) - - Show Bio

Responds across all sites.

I don't look like that and I almost never drink alcohol.

#32 Posted by laflux (17548 posts) - - Show Bio
#33 Edited by lifeboy (1675 posts) - - Show Bio

the Department of Camel regretes to inform you that your sons are dead because they were dumb asses.

#34 Edited by lifeboy (1675 posts) - - Show Bio

"See that red button?" "Dont press it-"

#35 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio

Good.

I'm glad.

#36 Posted by King Saturn (225174 posts) - - Show Bio

it almost sounds like a bad joke...

#37 Posted by JetiiMitra (8874 posts) - - Show Bio

What if it was actually a Western militant extremist?

I can picture him saying "You better pay attention in this because I am going to teach it only once."

Best comment.

#38 Posted by TazzMission (5199 posts) - - Show Bio

it almost sounds like a bad joke...

agreed. but hey you know what on the plus side at least it was them and not anyone important

#39 Edited by Imagine_Man15 (1801 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm surprised by the amount of venom in these comments. Not bothered, mind you, but surprised

#40 Posted by Wolverine08 (45689 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm surprised by the amount of venom in these comments. Not bothered, mind you, but surprised

#41 Edited by hyiena (2048 posts) - - Show Bio

Now is this the ten second fuse or the three second.. BANG!