‘Happy New Years’

If you’ve ever seen The Hurt Locker, you know that terrorist-type folks can use cellphones as makeshift bomb detonators. A bomb can be set off this way by calling a number or TXTing it.

Well, it turns out this setup didn’t work out so well for one would-be bomber:

[She] 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.

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2 Comments

  1. I love this type of story…kinda like the butt bomber in Saudi or the crotch bomber in the US…just rewards…..

  2. Ian

    I really hate the random texts Verizon sends me. Like 5 am my phone buzzes and wakes me up: “Your 2 years are up! You can get a new phone now!”