suicide bomber


: a person who commits suicide by exploding a bomb in order to kill other people
a suicide bomber

Examples of suicide bomber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the 2021 incident, a suicide bomber set off a blast near a checkpoint where Marines were checking the documents of people being allowed into the Kabul airport to escape the Taliban takeover of the country. NBC News, 24 Mar. 2024 Related When a suicide bomber attacks the National Guard during a protest, Lee ends up shielding a young woman near the blast. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 15 Mar. 2024 His collection of on-stage collaborators (i.e., puppets) include a beer-swelling redneck yahoo and a dead, incompetent suicide bomber named Achmed, among others. Randy McMullen, The Mercury News, 21 Feb. 2024 In addition to child-killing, the play came with dismemberment, insanity, fellatio and rapes, with Dea violated by a son who is then blown up by a suicide bomber. Benedict Nightingale, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2024 Tyler Vargas-Andrews, 26, of Virginia, retired from the Marine Corps after losing his right arm and his left leg during a suicide bomber attack in Kabul. Detroit Free Press, 15 Feb. 2024 Still, nothing has been said officially about what may have happened to the brave Afghani girl who survived a suicide bomber as her family fled the turmoil that engulfed her home country. Jacob Beltran, San Antonio Express-News, 18 Dec. 2023 The teenager also considered the possibility he would be immediately be deployed as a suicide bomber upon reaching ISIS militants in the Middle East, the document states. Dennis Romero, NBC News, 20 Dec. 2023 At least 22 people were killed and more than 30 were injured when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle into a security forces compound in Pakistan on Tuesday, local officials said. Habibullah Khan, ABC News, 12 Dec. 2023

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“Suicide bomber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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