Training Exercise Gone Wrong? Suicide Vest Goes Off, Killing 16 ISIS Fighters

Here’s your feel-good story of the day: a supposedly faulty training vest went off during a meeting, killing 16 ISIS fighters and thwarting a planned attack on Iraq. It’s also not the first time this has happened. More from The Daily Mail:


16 of their fighters, including senior figures, have reportedly been killed when the malfunctioning suicide vest went off in one of their meetings.

The terror group had been meeting in the village of al-Mahaws, 35km southwest of Kirkuk, to plan an attack on security forces in Iraq, according to Al Masdar News.

And it is not the first time this year that they have managed to accidentally take out their own troops, with around a dozen extremists being killed in eastern Afghanistan in March when they accidentally set off a bomb that they were trying to plant.

While the claim is that it was a faulty vest, I’m seriously left wondering if it wasn’t a training exercise and some new guy picked up the wrong vest to practice with. Whatever the case may be, as you go through your day, no matter what happens, think of this story and smile a bit to yourself. Fate has a sense of humor sometimes.


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