An Islamic State (ISIS) commander at a terrorist training camp north of Baghdad accidentally detonated a belt packed with explosives during a demonstration in front of a group militants on Monday, killing himself and 21 nearby trainees.
al-Bawaba The accident was a source of dark humour for locals, with suicide attacks in public spaces having become an almost daily occurrence in Iraq.
A bomber struck a falafel shop near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad last week, and when told of the bungled training demonstration by the New York Times, Raad Hashim, who works at a liquor store near the site of the bombing, burst out laughing. “This is so funny,” he said. “It shows how stupid they are, those dogs and sons of dogs.”
Another local told the newspaper: “I heard this today when my friend rang me in the afternoon to tell me about it. He was so happy as if he was getting married, which made me happy as well. “I hope that their graves burn and all the rest of them burn as well. I was not happy with the number killed, though: I wanted more of them to die, as I remember my friend who was killed by a suicide bomber in 2007.”
A further 15 people were wounded in the explosion, according to police and army officials, which took place at a compound situated in the northeastern Salahuddin Province.
Below video is of a story earlier this year about a group of Takfiri terrorists celebrating their coming suicide mission when their belt exploded.