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    Feb 12, 2014

    Oops! Terrorists blow themselves up


    A COMMANDER at a secluded terrorist training camp north of Baghdad used a belt packed with explosives unwittingly while conducting a demonstration early on Monday for a group of militants, killing himself and 21 other members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, army and police officials said.

    The incident represented a cautionary tale for terrorist teachers - and a cause of dark humour for ordinary Iraqis.

    Iraqi citizens have long been accustomed to daily attacks on public markets, mosques, funerals and even children's football games, so, for them, the story of the fumbling militants was seen as a dark - and delicious - kind of poetic justice.

    "This is so funny," one Iraqi said. "It shows how stupid they are."