BAGHDAD — A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said.
The militants belonged to a group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, which is fighting the Shiite-dominated army of the Iraqi government, mostly in Anbar Province. But they are also linked to bomb attacks elsewhere and other fighting that has thrown Iraq deeper into sectarian violence.
Twenty-two ISIS members were killed, and 15 were wounded, in the explosion at the camp, which is in a farming area in the northeastern province of Samara, according to the police and army officials. Stores of other explosive devices and heavy weapons were also kept there, the officials said.
Eight militants were arrested when they tried to escape, the officials said.
They were only there to learn at the feet of their master. Here in Portland, such things only elicit sympathy; after all, there's absolutely no indication that these poor innocents had any intention of doing anything more than simply learning about how bombs work. It's therefore a stretch to claim that they were doing anything morally or legally wrong, and so they're simply unfortunate victims.
This is why they're happy to support multi-billion-dollar bridges (IF they include light rail), bum camps like "Dignity Village" (paid for with your tax dollars), and other examples of obscene stupidity. They're simply incapable of rational thought.