Video: When suicide bombers attack

Submitted for your disapproval, an illustration of the challenge faced daily by U.S. and Iraqi troops — how to identify a mass murderer who betrays no sense of ill ease before he strikes? This clip comes from Sri Lanka, not Iraq, as you might have guessed by the fact that nearly everyone makes it out of the room alive; the attacker was presumably sent by the Tamil Tigers, who pioneered the technique of suicide bombing, to assassinate a local official who’s opposed them in the past. Keep your eye on the woman in the yellow sari and white shawl with her hair in a bun. She’s at the end of the line in the first shot as another woman approaches.

There isn’t much blood here but it is a clip of a murder so please observe your official content warning.