Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Self defense against suicide bombers

Suicide attacks are very common in many different parts of the world. There's very little advice on how to defend yourself against suicide bombers. Nevertheless, this guide will try to address how to deal with suicide bombers. Keep in mind that your chances of surviving a suicide attack aren't that high once the bomb has detonated. There are generally two ways a bomb could go off 1) Manual detonation where the bomber him or herself has to trigger the explosion. 2) Remote detonation where someone else detonates the bomb on the bomber from a remote location.

1) Learn to read body language and respond - Your best line of defense is learning how to read body language and prevent putting yourself in a potentially dangerous situation. Once the attack has begun, it's too late so it's critical you focus on preventing the attack before it happens. Be aware of your surroundings and of people's body language. A suicide bomber may be stressed off knowing his or her life will end shortly, afraid of being arrested and compromising the mission, etc. Maybe you notice the suicide bomber pulls his or her shirt down to conceal a weapon via a bomb. Perhaps you may notice bizarre or suspicious behavior. Understand the psychology of a suicide bomber is crucial in survival. According to new research, there's growing evidence that people who become suicide bombers do so because they suffer from psychological problems (PTSD, suicidal tendencies, depression, despair, helplessness, etc.) rather than religious devotion (1). Learn as much as you can about a particular person you find suspicious and avoid him or her if possible.

2) Attack - The distance between you and the suicide bomber will tell you how to respond. If a suicide bomber suddenly stands up, pulls out a detonator, and reveals the bomb or possibly yells a battle cry such as "Allah Ahkbar!", act quickly. If you are very close to that person (close range), close the gap quickly deliver a strike to the face as a distraction (headbutts, elbows, punches, etc.) and control the hand holding the detonator. Hit one of the pressure points responsible for grip. This will cause the bomber to release the trigger reflexively. You could also try to break the arm. Chaim Koppel, an internal security defense system trainer, advises you grab the bomber's shins and pull back (2.) This will cause the bomber to instinctively put his or her hands forward to break the fall but dropping the bomb trigger in the process. If there is an opportunity, you could push the bomber off a building depending on the environment. If you are far away, it's best to throw a projectile such as a knife at the bomber's head. If you use a gun, you risk setting off the bomb. This is very risky and you could be unsuccessful but if it means saving other lives, it's the least you can offer.

3) Take cover - As soon as someone gives away his or her intentions of a suicide bombing, the same concept applies when dealing with a grenade ( Keep your head and other vital areas protected as you get behind cover. In suicide bomb attacks involving an explosive belt, most people die from the shrapnel and debris than the actual explosion itself (3). Therefore, taking cover is critical to your survival if the option is there.

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