Suicide terrorism is the act of sacrificing one's life in the process of destroying or attempting to destroy a target to advance a political goal.

Information about suicide attacks, why terrorist groups use self-destructing human weapons, and why people become human bombs.

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USA Today: Devotion, Desire Drive Youths to 'Martyrdom'
Jack Kelley on the secretive world of suicide bombers and the culture that creates them, focusing on Hamas. (July 05, 2001)
FEER: Sri Lanka: Ultimate Sacrifice
Faced with harassment and economic deprivation, young Tamils are ready to give up their lives and become martyrs of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. (June 01, 2001)
The Scourge of Suicide Terrorism
Article by Daniel Pipes addresses state support and sponsorship of suicide attacks and the mistaken tendency to ascribe them to Islam, fanaticism, or some other cultural trait. (June 01, 1986)
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