Technician defuses suicide vest in ‘Hurt Locker’ situation

After the would-be suicide bomber’s capture, an Afghan bomb disposal expert clad in protective clothing calmly defused the bomb strapped to the militant’s chest, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on June 30, 2013. (Reuters)

Disposing of explosives that suicide bombers wish to detonate is a tricky task - particularly if the suicide bomber is still wearing the explosives.

In a scene reminiscent of Oscar-winning war drama “The Hurt Locker,” one would-be suicide bomber found himself in an embarrassing situation when he was captured by Afghan security forces before he could detonate his explosive-laden vest.

After the militant’s capture, an Afghan bomb disposal expert clad in protective clothing calmly defused the bomb strapped to the militant’s chest, who is seen lying on the ground, hog-tied as his rifle and several hand grenades lay nearby.

After the bomb was successfully defused, Soldiers laid the man on to the back of a pickup truck before taking him away to an unspecified location.

The incident happened in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on Sunday.

The peacefully-resolved episode comes at a turbulent time in the war-torn country. Last week, the Afghan presidential palace and the national CIA office in central Kabul was attacked by Taliban militants.

All of attackers died in the attack, Afghan police told AFP news agency, saying they had jumped out of their explosives-laden car before detonating it.

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