Suicide Bomber Damages Facility But Makes Loyalty Rise
The Sons of Iraq had just begun to complete their daily security rounds in the area of the Hawijah city. It was hot and the location, which is about 60 miles to the south of Kirkuk City, was calm, with few citizens out moving around.
Suddenly one of the Sons of Iraq spotted a young man who was acting suspiciously. When attempting to question him, the Sol member found himself wrestling with a would be suicide bomber, strapped with a bomb on his young frame.
Ali, age 54 is a member of the Hawijah City Sons of Iraq, and it was he who noticed the young man acting strange. “He had sweat all over his face, and then his arm moved by his side.” Said Ali.
After realizing something was going wrong, Ali tackled the young man. He felt that the young man had a bumpy mass strapped to his body, and he tried to wrestle it off of him. At one point the young man tried to set off the bomb, but it malfunctioned. Ali took that opportunity to fire a round from his weapon into the young man’s chest. The young man was stopped, and eventually died by his wound.
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The aftermath of the encounter was that the suicide bomber, who was never identified, was killed, as was an innocent bystander who accidentally was struck by another bullet from Ali’s gun. Ali returned to work the next day.
“If the terrorists think we will give up and stop protecting our homes, your families, our nation they are wrong,” said Ali. “When cowards try to kill us, that makes us have resolve to never give up, and to preserve, and to win,” said Ali.