Vicky Nanjappa

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Mubin did it in Coimbatore: Why do Islamist terrorists shave their body before a suicide mission

Suicide attackers are deprived of a proper burial as there are no remains after they blow themselves up. So they shave their bodies to ensure some level of cleanliness at the time of death.

New Delhi, Nov 05: The investigations into the Coimbatore blast in which one Jameesha Mubin was killed revealed that he had clean shaven his body before the blast took place.

This is a clear indicator that he was on a suicide mission as the fidayeens believe that they must be clean shaven before they embark on their mission. We have witnessed this practice in Jammu and Kashmir where suicide bombers have been clean shaven. All terrorist groups, including the Islamic State, insist that their fidayeens or suicide bombers should be clean shaven.

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