A suicide bomber strapped with explosives, gives his fellow terrorists a hug before setting off on his "mission" - and blows them all up. This sounds like a scene from the excellent Four Lions but it happens in real life:
In Afghanistan, as in many cultures, a manly embrace is a time-honored tradition for warriors before they go off to face death. Thus, many suicide bombers never even make it out of their training camp or safe house, as the pressure from these group hugs triggers the explosives in suicide vests. According to several sources at the United Nations, as many as six would-be suicide bombers died last July after one such embrace in Paktika.
(Via Daily Dish)