By Micah HalpernI've Been Thinking:
It happens much more often than one would expect. Terrorists blow themselves and their colleague up while assembling and learning about bombs.
When you actually think about it, it makes sense.
Terrorists begin their careers as inexperienced ideologues playing with highly combustible material. Many of the explosive components they use are unstable - which means that just about anything can ignite them. Some components that are stable become dangerously unstable when mixed.
Yesterday, outside Baghdad, a bomb instructor teaching terrorists how to make a car bomb accidentally blew himself up and killed twenty-one other terrorist wannabes. The explosion alerted authorities to the terrorist training camp. The army came and arrested 24 mostly wounded terrorists.
Sometimes, this is the best way. Terrorists kill themselves in a work accident, far away from innocent people.
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