Three Al Qaeda operatives accidentally blew themselves up while outfitting a car with explosives, Yemen security officials said.
Tribesmen from the area and security officials identified the three, one Saudi and two Yemenis, as Al Qaeda terrorists.
A member of a Sinai based jihadist movement who led a deadly attack in Israel in 2011 died last week when a car accident he was involved in exploded a bomb that he was carrying. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Partisans of Jerusalem) announced on Friday that Tawfiq Mohamed Fareej, one of its founders died in the car accident.
When driving with a bomb, you should probably be extra careful to signal when changing lanes.
This caps off a month filled with bomb accidents.
March 14, 2014: An intending car bomber in Somalia, thought to be part of the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab jihadist organization, accidentally detonated his explosives prematurely while attempting a terror attack on a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu. No one else was killed or injured in the failed murder attempt.
March 11, 2014: Four Palestinians were killed on Tuesday in a house explosion in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun, in what local officials have termed a work accident. Hamas reported on its website that the four were activists in its Izz a-Din Al-Qassam military wing, and said that their bodies were transferred to a hospital in Gaza.
March 9, 2014: The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades division of Hamas mourned the untimely death in Rafah (Gaza) of one of its “field commanders”, Ibrahim al-Ghoul, and injuries to nine others as a result of a mishap during a training session on building bombs.
Islamic terrorists seem to be having trouble with bombs lately. Maybe they aren’t getting enough sleep. Maybe they got left back in chemistry. Maybe it’s the old Islamic fatalism.
Or maybe, as they keep saying, they really do love death more than life.