Alleged Terrorist “Deplanes” After Blowing Hole Through Side of Airbus in Somalia

Daallo-AirlinesThe Wall Street Journal is reporting a relatively happy ending to a terrorist attack. Officials reportedly believe that the man who died after being sucked out of a Somali passenger jet in midair on Monday was the man who set off the explosion. He succeeded only in blowing himself out of the plane. Problem solved.


The man apparently was able to get through security by using a wheelchair, a ploy that most airports have special procedures to avoid.

Passenger Abdullahi Abdisalam Borleh, 55, has been named by officials from Daallo Airlines as the passenger who died. He was reportedly engulfed in flames as he was sucked through the opening. He “landed” in the town of Balad – about 20 miles away from Mogadishu. He is suspected of carrying out the attack for the Somalia-based terror group Al Shabaab.

The hero of the day was the captain who landed the plane with a gaping hole in the side at the airport in Mogadishu. Thankfully, only two people were injured.

24 thoughts on “Alleged Terrorist “Deplanes” After Blowing Hole Through Side of Airbus in Somalia

  1. Who came up with the number 60? I could be wrong, but isn’t it supposed to be 72 virgins? You are all shortchanging him by 12 fat and hairy prizes!

  2. According to the news reports I have heard, the authorities suspect that there was a bomb hidden in a laptop and that a security guard might have been bribed to allow the laptop through the checkpoint. If that is true, how do we know at this point whether the man who died was the perpetrator or a victim? Perhaps the person behind the dead man put it under the seat, as one does on airplanes, and the explosion blew him out of his seat. Perhaps, he had the misfortune to unbelted and standing up when the bomb went off nearby. In short, how do we know at this time that the bomber did not survive to do this again?

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