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Booby-trapped bra may have triggered suicide blast ("Bra bomb" kills four police officers)
Sydney Morning Herald ^ | July 14, 2004

Posted on 07/13/2004 7:04:54 AM PDT by dead

A female suicide bomber who set off a blast that killed herself and four police officers in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo may have been wearing a "bra bomb", a police investigator said.

The device exploded as the attacker, who appeared to be in her late 20s, was being searched by two female constables at a police station after being detained by guards of a government minister.

Two constables who escaped with injuries have said the woman had shown them her bare midriff to indicate she was not wearing an explosives-filled jacket usually worn by suicide bombers, inspector Palitha Siriwardena said yesterday.

"This points to the possibility that she was wearing a bra that had explosives in it," said Inspector Siriwardena, who is the chief inspector of the Kollupitiya police station where the blast occurred.

It would be the first case of its kind encountered by Sri Lankan police.

Forensic experts were yet to make a formal report on the bombing but police said they were assuming that it was a bra bomb that could have been wired to go off when tampered with.

Usually suicide bomb jackets have a manual detonating device that would come down almost to waist level. No such detonating device was found on the woman, police said.

Tiger rebels denied involvement in the suicide bombing which the Government said was intended for Hindu Religious Affairs Minister Douglas Devananda, who is a staunch opponent of the Tamil Tigers.

US and other diplomats in Colombo said that, despite the denials, the attack bore the hallmarks of the Tamil Tigers who, earlier this month, commemorated 241 suicide bombers who died since 1987.

AFP


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 07/13/2004 7:04:55 AM PDT by dead
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To: dead

I'm waiting for explosives experts here to expound about "shaped" charges..


2 posted on 07/13/2004 7:07:07 AM PDT by ken5050 (We've looked for WMD in Iraq for LESS time than Hillary looked for the Rose Law firm billing records)
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To: dead

It is taking a lot of self restraint to avoid the obvious pun


3 posted on 07/13/2004 7:07:40 AM PDT by saveliberty (Liberal= in need of therapy, but would rather ruin lives of those less fortunate to feel good)
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To: dead

What a boob.










thank you for not excerpting.


4 posted on 07/13/2004 7:08:23 AM PDT by EggsAckley
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To: dead

Copy to sons of Allah worldwide.


5 posted on 07/13/2004 7:08:39 AM PDT by dennisw (Once is Happenstance. Twice is Coincidence. The third time is Enemy action. - Ian Fleming)
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To: dead

Al-Qeada needs to recruit that women in yesterdays news who was busted with a kilo of cocaine in her vagina. JMO


6 posted on 07/13/2004 7:08:52 AM PDT by mlbford2 (Sorry for spelling errors, I'm a product of a state university)
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To: saveliberty

"Booby-trapped..." Hee hee...


7 posted on 07/13/2004 7:09:01 AM PDT by Junior (FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC)
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To: dead

First cousin to the bullet bra.


8 posted on 07/13/2004 7:09:11 AM PDT by dennisw (Once is Happenstance. Twice is Coincidence. The third time is Enemy action. - Ian Fleming)
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To: dead

A female suicide bomber = suicidal homicidal terrorist.


9 posted on 07/13/2004 7:09:24 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: dead

Well, at least the authorities won't need to solicit more inspectors.


10 posted on 07/13/2004 7:10:33 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: dead; Dog; dirtboy; shiva; Dirt
Man, these sick bastards from the ETTE-and their methods of slaughtering people-just get more and more twisted, don't they?

When is Colombo finally going to quit pussyfooting around with these lunatics and finally take care of Prabarkaran once and for all?

11 posted on 07/13/2004 7:11:42 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid ("Are you a Mexi-can, or a Mexi-can't? Well, which one are you?")
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To: dead

Those are some dropdead hooters.


12 posted on 07/13/2004 7:11:46 AM PDT by biblewonk (WELL I SPEAK LOUD, AND I CARRY A BIGGER STICK...AND I USE IT TOO.)
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To: Junior

Wonder if this will change how they frisk people?

Something like, hon, can you step aside and remove your bra?


13 posted on 07/13/2004 7:12:17 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: dead

"Is it cold in here?" Austin Powers.


14 posted on 07/13/2004 7:12:28 AM PDT by biblewonk (WELL I SPEAK LOUD, AND I CARRY A BIGGER STICK...AND I USE IT TOO.)
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To: mlbford2

She is one of the 72 virgins. But who would want to date her, she's a mess. Sorry, I could not resist


15 posted on 07/13/2004 7:13:05 AM PDT by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: dead

"And then the smoke came out of her jumblies and..." Austin Powers.


17 posted on 07/13/2004 7:13:39 AM PDT by biblewonk (WELL I SPEAK LOUD, AND I CARRY A BIGGER STICK...AND I USE IT TOO.)
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To: MPJackal; Baynative

Actually, the Tamil Tigers are mostly Hindu.


18 posted on 07/13/2004 7:14:32 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

On a more serious note, wasn't there a story months ago (it was posted on FR) where the security agencies were warning of just such a thing...a suicide bra?

Anybody remember or have a link to that thread?


19 posted on 07/13/2004 7:14:41 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: dead

traces of silicone residue found in 5 mile square area


20 posted on 07/13/2004 7:16:47 AM PDT by TheRightGuy (ERROR CODE 018974523: Random Tagline Compiler Failure)
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To: saveliberty
>It is taking a lot of self restraint to avoid the obvious pun

Now, when someone yells,
"Look out! She is gonna blow!"
we should run away . . .








21 posted on 07/13/2004 7:16:48 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: dead

The conclusion could be based on falsie assumptions.


22 posted on 07/13/2004 7:17:35 AM PDT by Consort
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To: dead

a bra that had explosives in it....

my my my....


23 posted on 07/13/2004 7:18:23 AM PDT by grumple (I'm too old to worry about whether or not I'm a pain in your ass...)
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To: ken5050

I'm wondering if it was a size C-4 Cup?............


24 posted on 07/13/2004 7:25:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy....The Marines make the world safe for the Army...)
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To: dead
Are there actually non-Hindu members of this group?

That would be even more disturbing, lending a Bader-Meinhof/JRA tint to their terrorist handiwork.

Is this the case, or is it merely speculation on the part of Sri Lanken/Indian security forces?

I'd love to know!

25 posted on 07/13/2004 7:35:39 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid ("Are you a Mexi-can, or a Mexi-can't? Well, which one are you?")
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To: dead

What a pair of bazookas!


26 posted on 07/13/2004 7:36:50 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mullahs swinging from lamp posts.....)
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To: mlbford2

gross


27 posted on 07/13/2004 7:37:02 AM PDT by Jaded (Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. - Mark Twain)
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To: Junior

:) I'm glad that you said it, not I. Thanks!


28 posted on 07/13/2004 7:38:37 AM PDT by saveliberty (Liberal= in need of therapy, but would rather ruin lives of those less fortunate to feel good)
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To: theFIRMbss

Naturally, of course :)


29 posted on 07/13/2004 7:39:12 AM PDT by saveliberty (Liberal= in need of therapy, but would rather ruin lives of those less fortunate to feel good)
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To: The Scourge of Yazid
I don't know about the Tigers specifically, but the people of Tamil are mostly Hindu. I don't think there's much of a religious angle either way. They are secular nationalists.

They are also pretty innovative when it comes to finding new ways to kill innocents. Hamas and Hezbollah have copied some of their tactics.

30 posted on 07/13/2004 7:40:18 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

31 posted on 07/13/2004 7:40:44 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

LOL! There are worse ways to go, I guess.


32 posted on 07/13/2004 7:43:26 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Baynative
She burned her bra!
33 posted on 07/13/2004 7:44:23 AM PDT by philosofy123
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To: Lazamataz
She must have been a very passionate person.

I like a woman who doesn't ignore the effect of her undergarments on those around her.

34 posted on 07/13/2004 7:53:38 AM PDT by exodus
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To: dead
Yes, that's definitely the case!

From the multiple "suicide" bomber approach, which has culminated in some of the most devastating attacks-in terms of sheer damage to military equipment-to the easily retrievable cyanide caplets that their leader developed as a handy method for avoiding detention and interrogation, these people have pioneered massive urban terrorism.

I think that Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, and perhaps, the FARC, are the only bases for comparison.

35 posted on 07/13/2004 7:57:11 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid ("Are you a Mexi-can, or a Mexi-can't? Well, which one are you?")
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To: Red Badger

or C-4 implants?


36 posted on 07/13/2004 7:59:14 AM PDT by ken5050 (We've looked for WMD in Iraq for LESS time than Hillary looked for the Rose Law firm billing records)
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To: dennisw
First cousin to the bullet bra.

Hey, watch that. I sell 'em. See my tag line.

37 posted on 07/13/2004 8:08:56 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: biblewonk
"Is it cold in here?" Austin Powers.

Who has that photo of Hillary with a babe with her headlights on?

38 posted on 07/13/2004 8:18:34 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Red Badger
I'm wondering if it was a size C-4 Cup?............

Oops, coffee on my keyboard!

39 posted on 07/13/2004 8:20:21 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Cobra64

40 posted on 07/13/2004 8:24:22 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading this in English, thank a soldier.)
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To: COBOL2Java

You got it. Unfortunately, we don't sell bullet corsets (sigh).


41 posted on 07/13/2004 8:31:17 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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