Spam Text Message Saved Lives


Fri, Jan 28th, 2011 19:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Russian Security sources, a would-be suicide bomber who had planned a terrorist attack in downtown Moscow during New Year's Eve celebrations, was killed when an unexpected text message from her wireless provider -- wishing her a happy new year -- set off the bomb while she was still in the safe house. It is believed that the attack, most likely linked to the recent suicide attack at Moscow's Domodedovo airport, could have killed hundreds.

Islamist terrorists in Russia often use mobile phones as detonators. The bomber's handler, who is usually watching their charge, sends the bomber a text message in order to set off his or her explosive belt at the moment when it is thought they can inflict maximum casualties.



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