murder by suicide

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murder by suicide (countable and uncountable, plural murders by suicide)

  1. An act (such as a suicide bombing) in which an individual kills one or more other persons before, or at the same time as, killing himself or herself; the act of killing others and oneself in this way.
    • 2006, Haim Harari, View from the Eye of the Storm: Terror And Reason in the Middle East[1], page 33:
      We may arrange for the best airport security in the world, but if you want to commit murder by suicide, you don't have to board a plane to explode yourself and kill many people.

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