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Submission + - Spam Text Prematurely Blows Up Suicide Bomber

Hugh Pickens writes writes: The Register reports that a suicide bomber's plan to detonate explosives in Central Moscow on New Year's Eve was foiled when she received an unexpected spam text message that caused her deadly payload to blow up too early with the message wishing her a happy new year coming hours before the unnamed woman was to set off her suicide belt near Red Square, an act of terrorism that could have killed hundreds of people. Islamist terrorists in Russia often use mobile phones as detonators with the bomber's handler, who is usually watching their charge, sending the bomber a text message to set off his or her explosive belt at the moment when it is thought they can inflict maximum casualties.
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Spam Text Prematurely Blows Up Suicide Bomber

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