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Suicide Bombing

A suicide bombing is a tactic in asymmetric conflicts, whereby an antagonist turns himself into an explosive device, via a suicide belt or vehicle, with the intent of killing himself and as many of the enemy as possible at the same time or nearly the same time without warning. Suicide bombings are rarely the work of lone agents; rather, they are implemented under the auspices of a sponsoring organization and are, typically, supported by a large network of handlers, cohorts, and publicists. They have occurred not only in Middle Eastern states and territories such as Israel, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Kurdistan, Iran, and Iraq but also in well over a dozen countries outside the region, where they are carried out by various organizations from the Tamil Tigers ...

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