Hidden Suicide

A term of art for indirect self-harming behaviour
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The Tamil Tigers are infamous for their advancement in tactics such as suicide bombing, use of hidden suicide belts and ironically water based attacks.
On Friday a man in a police uniform entered a tightly secured police headquarters in Kandahar City, waited until the police chief appeared, then detonated his hidden suicide bomb, killing the chief and two other officers.
Self-injurious behavior (cutting or burning) or impulsive suicide attempts (planned for <3 hours, committed in the presence others, or where discovery is very probable) appear to carry less severity or intent to die than do carefully planned and/or hidden suicide attempts.
The concept of hidden suicide illustrates the complexities of suicide by cop.