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Originally posted by Xiizhan
The would-be suicide bomber 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. Cell phones are often used as makeshift detonators by terrorist and insurgent groups.
I found this article this morning. I thought that you folks might find it interesting that a terrorist was taken down prematurely by a random wireless carrier text message. Spam: 1, Terrorist: 0.
Security sources believe a message from her mobile phone operator wishing her a happy new year received just hours before the planned attack triggered her suidice belt, killing her at a safe house.
Originally posted by Aliensun
You fail to understand. That was not spam. Unless you want to say that the anti-terrorist folks routinely send out "innocent" messages to suspected terrorists phones to "see" if any are wired to bombs. Big Brother Ivan lives. And you gotta ask, since the phone/bomb went off, who knew what was the message and released that info?
Dear valued customer, Happy New Year! Hope you have a blast!