Unsurprisingly, when terrorists strap a couple pounds of explosives to their chests to go blow themselves up, accidents happen, and things don’t always end the way they hope.
One suicide bomber learned this the hard way in Yemen after his vest exploded prematurely. The U.K. Daily Mail reported that the suicide bomber was torn in half when his vest exploded, but that wasn’t even the strangest part.
The bomber survived.
Even after being ripped apart, the bomber was still able to move his head and mutter a few words, shocking bystanders who crowded around his body.
A video showing the scene, which is purported to been Aden, stated that the man was an Islamic State suicide bomber who had been driving a motorcycle. The suicide bomber may have been targeting Houthi rebels in the country.
The Islamic State group has been responsible for several high profile bombings in Yemen in the past few months, mostly against the Houthi rebels battling the government.
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Yemen is currently in the midst of a brutal civil war involving multiple factions. Houthi rebels, backed by Iran, are battling the internationally recognized government.
The Yemeni government is backed by Saudi Arabia, which has launched hundreds of airstrikes against the rebels, although many civilians have reportedly also died as a result of these airstrikes.
Making a bad situation worse, Al Qaeda and the Islamic State group have both been looking to gain control of the country. The Islamic State group has targeted the Houthis, while Al Qaeda has reportedly been fighting everyone.
It’s a classic Middle East quagmire — lots of killing and no real path towards peace.
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