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Afghans Arrest First Female Suicide Bomber

From those allies of terror at Reuters:

Afghans detain woman with bomb under burqa

Mon Dec 24

ASADABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – A woman carrying a waistcoat filled with explosives under her all-enveloping burqa was arrested on Monday in eastern Afghanistan, provincial officials said, in the first possible reported case of a female suicide bomber in the country.

She was arrested on a tip-off in Jalalabad after being followed by intelligence department officials near the border with Pakistan.

The elderly woman’s identity was not given, but she was now being questioned, officials said.

It was not immediately clear if the woman wanted to use the explosives herself or was carrying the bomb to deliver it.

If the former, she would be the first reported female suicide bomber in Afghanistan where hundreds of people, many of them civilians, have been killed this year alone in such attacks…

Security checkpoints in Afghanistan are usually manned only by men who are not supposed to check women for fear of offending their modesty

Sadly, the only thing surprising about this story is the claim that this was the first time a woman bomber has been captured in Afghanistan.

That’s hard to believe.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, December 24th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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