A watchdog died after tackling a female suicide bomber in Nigeria, preventing the would-be attacker from detonating herself in a wedding party, the Daily Caller website reports today (April 5, 2017).
The dog's brave actions prevented the suicide bomber from causing any other casualties to the party.
The failed attack occurred in Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria's Borno state, where the Islamic State-affiliated Boko Haram terrorist group is known to engage in suicide attacks.
"A female suicide bomber with [an improvised explosive device] strapped to her body attempted to infiltrate a wedding ceremony gathering in Belbelo community of Jere," said a spokesperson for the Nigeria Police Force in Borno State. "She was however prevented by a watchdog, so she had to detonate the IED [Improvised Explosive Device] to kill herself and the dog. The dog was owned by a resident in the locality."