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  • Kurdish mother-of-two launches suicide attack to slow Islamic State

    Full title: Kurdish mother-of-two launches suicide attack to slow Islamic State advance in desperate battle for Kobane A Kurdish woman fighting Islamic State militants carried out a suicide bomb attack to slow their advance on a besieged Syrian town, it was claimed today. Deilar Kanj Khamis, known by the nom de guerre Arin Mirkan, blew herself up at an IS position east of the border town, killing ten jihadists. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2782092/Mystery-surrounds-fate-Kurdish-female-fighter-poster-girl-reports-emerge-killed-bullet-avoid-taken-hostage-ISIS.html#ixzz3FRz5HkQC
  • 2 female suicide bombers strike in northern Nigeria, killing at least 3, witnesses say

    07/28/2014 8:26:00 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Associated Press
    KANO, Nigeria – Witnesses say a woman blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria, killing at least three people. Monday's attack in Kano comes amid other bombings, and was the second by a female suicide bomber in two days. Tijjani Isa said he saw the woman standing in line to buy kerosene for cooking before she set off the bomb. [...]
  • Sochi Olympics terrorism threat: Three more 'black widow' suspects identified

    01/21/2014 7:18:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 24, 2014 | Albina Kovalyova, Richard Engel and Erin McClam
    Russian security officials are hunting for three more young Muslim women — so-called “black widow” terror suspects — who they believe are planning to target the final stages of the Olympic torch relay with suicide bomb attacks. Wanted posters distributed by police say that the women have been dispatched by underground groups to attack between Tuesday and Thursday in Rostov-on-Don, where the torch is expected to arrive Wednesday on its way to the Olympic city of Sochi.
  • Urgent Search for 'Black Widow' Suicide Bomber, May Be Already in Sochi

    01/20/2014 4:32:13 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 20, 2014 | RHONDA SCHWARTZ, JAMES GORDON MEEK and BRIAN ROSS
    Police in Sochi have launched an urgent search for a possible female suicide bomber who may have already made it past the ring of security set up for the Olympic Games. Hotel employees in Sochi told ABC News that posters with pictures and descriptions of a 22-year-old woman from nearby Dagestan were distributed over the weekend by authorities and a similar flyer was also seen posted at Sochi's airport. A spokesperson for the U.S. Olympic Committee reacted to the revelation by saying that the safety of Team USA is their "top priority."
  • At least 14 dead after (suicide bomb) explosion at Russia railway station, officials say

    12/29/2013 5:30:08 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 29, 2013
    At least 14 people were killed and scores were wounded Sunday by a female suicide bomber at a railway station in southern Russia, officials said, heightening concern about terrorism ahead of February's Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. No one immediately claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack in Volgograd, but it came several months after Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov called for new attacks against civilian targets in Russia, including the Sochi Games.
  • Suspected 'Black Widow' suicide bomber kills 6 in southern Russia (near 2014 Winter Olympics)

    10/21/2013 11:19:13 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | October 21, 2013 | By Lisa Lundquist
    A suspected "Black Widow" female suicide bomber attacked a bus in the southern Russia city of Volgograd today, not far from Sochi, the site of the February 2014 Winter Olympics. The attack is the first such incident in the region in over a year. According to Russia's Federal Investigative Committee, a 30-year-old Dagestani woman named Naida Asiyalova boarded the bus at a stop, then detonated shortly afterward in an explosion that killed at least six people and wounded 32 others. There are thought to have been about 40 people on the bus. Identity documents found near the blast site indicated...
  • The 'White Widow' : the new face of terror

    09/27/2013 6:20:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Uk Telegraph ^ | September 27, 2013 | Joe Shute
    The woman in a full-length burka walked calmly into the drab government office. She moved close to the desk behind which an administrator was shuffling his papers. Others queued around her. Suddenly, without warning, she detonated the suicide vest she was wearing. The explosion flashed a brilliant white on the grainy CCTV before the cameras cut out, obliterating everything – and everyone – in the room.
  • The Continuing Appeal of Suicide Attacks

    05/04/2013 1:57:52 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL - Threat Matrix - blog ^ | May 3, 2013 | Lisa Lundquist
    SNIPPET: "A new report called "The World's Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society" from the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life has found that the majority of the 38,000 Muslims surveyed in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa favor the implementation of sharia law, among other things. The report incorporates results from a two-stage survey: 15 sub-Saharan African countries with substantial Muslim populations were surveyed in 2008-2009; and 24 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa were surveyed in 2011-2012. Those hoping for the development of peaceful democratic societies in Muslim-majority countries may be dismayed...
  • Female DNA on Boston Bomb NOT from Tsarnaev Widow (Has Female Saudi been ruled out yet?)

    05/03/2013 1:18:37 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 34 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 5/3 | shoebat
    Female DNA on Boston Bomb NOT from Tsarnaev Widow (Has hospitalized Female Saudi been ruled out yet?) By Shoebat Foundation on May 3, 2013 in Blog, General Ok, so neither the fingerprints nor the female DNA found on one of the Boston marathon bombs belong to Katherine Russell-Tsarnaev, the wife of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. With this news, we’d like to ask one simple question: Has the female Saudi national who was injured in the blast been ruled out as a suspect? Has her DNA been tested? There were two Saudi nationals hospitalized after the bombings – Abdulrahman Ali Al-Harbi and a...
  • TSA Chief: Chechen Women With Explosive Bras Inspired U.S. Airport Pat Downs

    04/19/2013 10:45:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/19/19 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast in 2010 that his agency’s intrusive pat downs of U.S. air passengers was inspired by two Chechen women who were able to blow up two Russian airliners because "they had explosives in their bras and around their waists." In fact, a November 2005 report by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security specifically stipulated that TSA’s pat down policy had been initiated in response to the in-air bombing of two Russian airliners by Chechen women who smuggled explosives in their clothing.
  • Black Widow attempted New Year Moscow attack but blew herself up by mistake [2011]

    01/17/2012 7:02:40 AM PST · by GAB-1955 · 58 replies
    Daily Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 10:15PM GMT 26 Jan 2011 | Andrew Osborn
    A "Black Widow" suicide bomber planned a terrorist attack in central Moscow on New Year's Eve but was killed when an unexpected text message set off her bomb too early, according to Russian security sources.
  • 'Human bomb' spills beans on all-women Taliban death squads

    12/29/2010 9:03:22 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies · 7+ views
    Times of India ^ | Dec 30, 2010, 07.06am IST
    Islamabad: Taliban have set up all women suicide squads to carry out deadly terror mission on both sides of the Afghan-Pak border, a captured 12-year-old girl has revealed. Meena Gul, trained to be a 'human bomb' was apprehended from the Munda area, in Dir close to the Afghan border in January, and her disclosures have sent shivers down the spine of Pakistani security establishment. Gul said that women suicide bombers were trained for their deadly task in small cells on both sides of the porous border and were dispatched to their missions with a sermon, "God will reward you with...
  • Errant Text Message Accidentally Detonates Suicide Bomber, Saving Hundreds

    01/28/2011 7:23:04 AM PST · by Errant · 22 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | January 28, 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The next time you get an annoying mass text message, you might want to think twice before getting upset. It could save your life. At least that’s what happened recently in Russia. Security sources tell the London Telegraph that a Russian Islamic terrorist plan was foiled on New Year’s Eve when a “Happy New Year” text detonated the terrorist’s suicide bomb prematurely:
  • Black Widow attempted New Year Moscow attack but blew herself up by mistake

    01/27/2011 6:45:36 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 87 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 28 January 2011 | Andrew Osborn
    A "Black Widow" suicide bomber planned a terrorist attack in central Moscow on New Year's Eve but was killed when an unexpected text message set off her bomb too early, according to Russian security sources. The unnamed woman, who is thought to be part of the same group that struck Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Monday, intended to detonate a suicide belt on a busy square near Red Square on New Year's Eve in an attack that could have killed hundreds. Security sources believe a spam message from her mobile phone operator wishing her a happy new year received just hours...
  • Spam Text Blows Up Moscow Terrorist

    01/28/2011 3:06:06 AM PST · by vertolet888 · 25 replies
    Mobiledia ^ | Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:44 pm | Peter Ferenczi
    A suicide bomber planning an attack in Moscow on New Year's Eve was killed in her apartment when her bomb was prematurely detonated by an unexpected text message [from a mobile operator]. According to Russian security sources, the text message -- a remote trigger for a cell phone belt bomb -- wished her a happy new year, accidentally setting off the blast. The accident may have saved hundreds of lives, these officials believe, as the woman intended to use the bomb in a suicide attack near Red Square later that night. The woman is believed to be part of the...
  • How Does Allah Reward Female Suicide Bombers? (w/Video)

    07/31/2010 5:20:23 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 10 replies · 2+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 7/31/10 | Chuck Wolk
    On July 1st I wrote about the increased chatter by Muslim terrorists about a possible suicide bombing.  In the article, I asked if our Independence Day celebrations could be disrupted by one or more female suicide bombers.  Well just three days later on July 4th a female suicide murderer blew herself up in the Iraqi city of Ramadi. Along with herself, she killed 4 and injured 23 men, women, and children.  I was wrong about America being targeted, but right about the female suicide attack.  While the use of women by terrorists to commit suicide murder is nothing new,...
  • Will Female Suicide Bombers Disrupt Independence Day Celebrations? (w/videos)

    07/02/2010 8:55:38 AM PDT · by OneVike · 47 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 7/2/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Be aware and on the lookout for possible suicide attacks in America on Independence day this year.  There are intelligence reports that there is more buzz about attacks on America and Europe ever since two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in Moscow's metro train stations killing 38 people and wounding another 100. In America, the increased talk comes from the fact that there are hundreds, if not thousands of terrorists in America and ready to strike.      Many if not all of these terrorists have made it into America the same way millions of illegals have been coming for...
  • Will Female Suicide Bombers Disrupt Independence Day Celebrations? (w/videos)

    07/02/2010 8:29:06 PM PDT · by Korah · 28 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 7/2/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Be aware and on the lookout for possible suicide attacks in America on Independence day this year.  Intelligence reports state that there is increased buzz about attacks on America and Europe ever since two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in Moscow's metro train stations back in March that killed 38 people and wounded another 100. In America, the increased talk comes from the fact that there are hundreds, if not thousands of terrorists in America who are ready to strike.      Many if not all of these terrorists have made it into America the same way millions of...
  • The Feminine Side of Terror: Profiling Female Suicide Bombers

    03/31/2010 7:25:53 AM PDT · by KippLanham · 6 replies · 363+ views
    PJTV ^ | March 31, 2010 | Bill Whittle/PJTV
    Are the Moscow subway bombings isolated incidents, or is this a growing trend? Bill Whittle, Cliff May and Austin Bay take a look at the rise of female suicide bombers. Plus - Obama vs Obama: has the president learned that being a Campaigner in Chief is much easier than being a Commander in Chief? What happened to Obama's he campaigner vow to be out of Iraq by summer of 2010? Watch and comment here: http://pjtv.com/v/3321
  • Female suicide bombers blamed in Moscow subway attacks

    03/29/2010 7:25:16 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 21 replies · 880+ views
    CNN ^ | March 29, 2010 | Matthew Chance, Paul Courson and Eddie Demarche
    Moscow, Russia (CNN) -- Russian investigators combing two subway stations attacked by female suicide bombers think Chechen rebels may have been behind the rush-hour strike that killed dozens of people.
  • Women suicide bombers 'kill 38' in Moscow Metro attacks

    03/29/2010 5:36:11 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 54 replies · 1,559+ views
    Times Online ^ | March 29, 2010 | Will Stewart and Jenny Booth
    Two female suicide bombers have blown themselves up aboard packed underground trains at the height of the rush hour in Moscow this morning, killing 38 people and leaving an estimated 65 injured, according to the Russian security service. President Dimitri Medvedev is due to reassure the nation in a television address later today, pledging no let up in the war against terrorism and promising a security crackdown on public transport. The first blast came at the Lubyanka station in central Moscow at around 8am (0400 GMT), killing 24 people. The station is deep below the headquarters of Russia's Federal Security...
  • Deadly explosions on Moscow Metro system [UPDATE: 41 Dead; 2 Female Suicide Bombers]

    03/28/2010 10:12:15 PM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 75 replies · 2,184+ views
    The BBC ^ | Monday, 29 March 2010 06:02 UK | the BBC
    At least 25 people are reported to have been killed in an explosion on the Metro system in central Moscow, with a second blast coming shortly afterwards. The first blast happened at the city's central Lubyanka station, reports quoting security sources said. A second explosion happened at the Park Kultury station, Russian news agency Tass reported. Ten people were injured in the first blast, Tass said, quoting the emergencies ministry. The number of casualties at the second blast is not yet clear.
  • Report: Female suicide bombers attempt to enter US

    01/23/2010 7:08:49 AM PST · by Tigen · 23 replies · 1,476+ views
    YNET ^ | 1-23-10 | Published
    Official elements in the United States administration warned that several female suicide bombers have been attempting to enter the US, the ABC television network reported. According to the report, at least two of the women are affiliated with an al-Qaeda extension in Yemen which claimed responsibility for the attempted attack on a plane making its way to Detroit last Christmas. The report further suggested that the women posses Western passports. (Ynet)
  • Alert - Female suicide bombers may be heading here from Yemen

    01/22/2010 9:21:19 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 19 replies · 1,824+ views
    ABCnews.go.com ^ | January 22, 2010 | Richard Esposito, Rhonda Schwarts and Brian Ross
    Snips: At least six people on the no-fly list were denied boarding in a 48-hour period between Saturday and Monday this week, according to the officials. Two of the six were stopped at London's Heathrow Airport.M. On Saturday, an Egyptian man on the no-fly list was stopped from flying on American Airlines flight 113 from London to Miami. The next day, Sunday, a Saudi Arabian passenger was stopped from boarding United Airlines flight 929 to Chicago. Officials said the man was sent back to Saudi Arabia by the British. In two other overseas cases involving people on the no-fly list,...
  • Muslim mother hid bomb manual in her burka - 'considered turning her children into human bombs'

    11/02/2009 7:47:36 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 536+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Nov. 3, 2009 | David Williams and James Tozer
    A mother of six tried to smuggle 'a mini encyclopedia of weapons making' into Britain by concealing a small computer memory stick under her burka. Moroccan-born Houria Chahed Chentouf, who was obsessed with the idea of Islamic holy war, had tied the device into her sleeve. But it fell out in front of police when she was stopped at Liverpool's John Lennon airport after she arrived from Holland. The stick contained contained more than 7,000 files that might have been useful to terrorists. Hand-written documents also seized by anti-terrorist officers showed the former tax official was considering whether she and...
  • Suicide Attack on Iraq Pilgrimage Kills 30

    02/13/2009 6:18:03 AM PST · by Cronos · 28 replies · 2,374+ views
    NY Times ^ | Feb 13,2009 | Marc Santora
    A female suicide bomber with explosives hidden under flowing black garments blew herself up in a crowd of Shiite pilgrims including many women and children south of Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 30 people and injuring dozens more, according to initial reports from Iraqi security officials. ---snip--- The suicide bomber had apparently been aiming to pass through the center of Abu Jasim village in al-Musaib, a popular resting place for pilgrims, a local police official said. When she could not get past a checkpoint just outside the village, the attacker went to a tent that had been set up...
  • [Islamofascism's "improved methods"] Drugged girl, 15, a reluctant bomb martyr

    08/30/2008 4:08:23 PM PDT · by Righting · 4 replies · 237+ views
    scotsman ^ | 30 August 2008
    Drugged girl, 15, a reluctant bomb martyr Published Date: 30 August 2008 By Tim Cocks in Baghdad RANIA is only 15, but in the past week the softly-spoken Iraqi girl has been drugged and strapped with explosives, before being arrested and thrown into a detention centre. Now she finds herself at the heart of a propaganda war waged by the Iraqi security forces against the al-Qaeda militants who tried to use her as a suicide bomber. Police arrested the teenager on Sunday in Iraq's violent Diyala province, where tADVERTISEMENThe Sunni militants are waging a bitter campaign against US and Iraqi...
  • Pictured: The dramatic moment a 15-year-old Iraqi suicide bomber gave herself up

    08/26/2008 10:14:58 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 57 replies · 445+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 26, 2008 | Staff
    Tears streaming down her face, she is confronted by police - a teenage girl apparently planning to blow herself up in front of an Iraqi school. The officers handcuffed her to a metal balustrade before moving in with extreme caution to uncover a vest full of explosives hidden under her colourful robe. The dramatic scenes were captured on a video shot by the police.-SNIP- Police in Baqouba, where the girl was caught on Sunday, said she was fitted with the vest by female relatives of her husband, whom she married five months ago. They also claimed that the girl's father...
  • Pictured: The dramatic moment a 15-year-old Iraqi suicide bomber gave herself up

    08/25/2008 7:00:22 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 19 replies · 264+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 26th August 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Tears streaming down her face, she is confronted by police - a teenage girl apparently planning to blow herself up in front of an Iraqi school. The officers handcuffed her to a metal balustrade before moving in with extreme caution to uncover a vest full of explosives hidden under her colourful robe. The dramatic scenes were captured on a video shot by the police.
  • China: Xinjiang Terrorists are Predominantly Women in 20's (Ta Kung Pao of Hong Kong)

    08/11/2008 12:48:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 474+ views
    /begin my translation Xinjiang Terrorists are Predominantly Women in 20's Terrorists who were behind a series of Aug. 10 bombings in Kuqa county of Xinjiang, China, are predominantly women in 20's. Quoting sources, Ta Kung Pao(大公報) in Hong Kong reported that four suspects, three women and a man, were pursued by police and hit the dead end, at which they killed themselves by setting off bombs they carried. Around 2:30 am, Aug.10, Uyghur terrorists armed with guns, and home-made bombs made a series of attacks on police station, government offices, and markets, moving as a group. A doctor at a...
  • Women suicide bombers

    06/06/2008 3:56:07 PM PDT · by NGC 6822 · 11 replies · 97+ views
    CNN and IHT ^ | june 6, 2008 | NGC 6822
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The mother's voice lacks emotion as she recalls how her daughter became a suicide bomber. art.car.cnn.jpg A woman used this car in a February 13 attack in Iraq. "God willing, she went to heaven," her mother says. "She wanted to die in the name of God," she says on a videotape, her face peering out from under a dark brown head scarf. "She told me she is sick of this life. ... So she spoke about the Americans. I told her, 'Where will you get Americans?' She said she will go after the Americans."
  • Iraq: Al-Qaeda 'enlisting widows as suicide bombers'

    03/24/2008 5:48:43 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 24 replies · 430+ views
    AKI ^ | 21 March 2008 | Staff
    Baghdad, 21 March (AKI) - Al-Qaeda has decided to enlist widows to carry out suicide bombings in Iraq, according to a study by the Voices of Iraq news agency. During the last three months, six suicide attacks were carried out by women. A total 10 women have carried out suicide attacks in Iraq since April 2003 , according to statistics from the United States army. As recently as Wednesday, a woman blew herself up in volatile Diyala province, killing five people. On Monday, a female suicide bomber blew herself up among a group of civilians in the holy Shia city...
  • Foiled suicide bomber now a peace activist (terrorist are people too. /s)

    03/04/2008 3:27:01 PM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies · 64+ views
    msnbc ^ | 3/4/2008 | ap
    TULKAREM, West Bank - Six years ago, Shifa al-Qudsi was plotting to strap on explosives under a maternity dress and blow herself up among Israelis. Now she says she wants to meet them. Just released from prison at age 30, the former hairdresser insists she has no regrets, but says times have changed. “I hope to join a peace group,” she says. “I am ready to talk to Israelis, to get closer.” Her startling transformation mirrors broader changes in Palestinian society in the West Bank, where enthusiasm for armed conflict against Israeli occupation has been eroding. Al-Qudsi’s story also provides...
  • Al Qaeda for Women

    03/01/2008 4:03:08 PM PST · by jdm · 13 replies · 85+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | March 01, 2008 | by Charles Johnson
    Another disgusting tale of barbarism from our Al Qaeda enemies; but the positive side of stories like these is that they show serious desperation on Al Qaeda’s part: U.S. Military Arrests Man in Training Iraq Women for Bombing Missions. BAGHDAD  —  The U.S. military announced the capture Saturday of an insurgent leader who was recruiting and training women, including his wife, to wrap themselves in explosives and blow themselves up — the latest sign that Al Qaeda in Iraq plans to keep using women to carry out the deadly attacks. The military also said it had killed six insurgents and...
  • US: Iraqi Women Bomber Trainer Caught

    03/01/2008 10:22:55 AM PST · by sagmanagain · 20 replies · 138+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/1/2008 | Patrick Quinn
    The U.S. military announced the capture Saturday of an insurgent leader who was recruiting and training women, including his wife, to wrap themselves in explosives and blow themselves up — the latest sign that al-Qaida in Iraq plans to keep using women to carry out suicide attacks. In southern Iraq, a British airman was killed in a rocket attack on a base near Basra late Friday, said Capt. Finn Aldrich, a British military spokesman.
  • US: Bombers didn't have Down syndrome

    02/20/2008 2:05:41 PM PST · by sagmanagain · 6 replies · 153+ views
    AP ^ | 2/20/2008 | Bradley Brooks
    BAGHDAD - The U.S. military said Wednesday that two women used as suicide bombers in attacks earlier this month had undergone psychiatric treatment but there is no indication they had Down syndrome as Iraqi and U.S. officials initially had claimed.
  • Al Qaeda Recruits Children, Women for Terror Missions

    02/06/2008 4:17:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies · 288+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2008 – Al Qaeda is recruiting and training boys -- some younger than 11 -- to kidnap and kill, a senior U.S. military spokesman in Iraq said today. Five training tapes recovered in a December raid show as many as 20 boys, most thought to be younger than 11 years old, carrying automatic weapons and grenades, storming homes in mock kidnappings and assassinations, and sitting in a circle chanting their allegiance to al Qaeda. Portions of the tapes were aired for journalists at a news conference in Iraq today. “Al Qaeda in Iraq wants to poison the...
  • The Despicable Nature Of Our Enemy (al-Qaeda strapped bombs to girls with Down's Syndrome)

    02/02/2008 8:32:03 AM PST · by jdm · 42 replies · 75+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Feb. 01, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Baghdad got hit by two bombers today, but neither of them committed suicide. The al-Qaeda attack involved strapping remote-controlled bombs to two girls with Down's Syndrome, and detonating the devices when they walked through the market. The explosions killed 73 people in one of the deadliest days since the surge pacified most of Iraq: Remote-controlled explosives strapped to two mentally retarded women detonated in a coordinated attack on Baghdad pet bazaars Friday, Iraqi officials said, killing at least 73 people in the deadliest day since the U.S. sent 30,000 extra troops to the capital last spring. The chief Iraqi military...
  • Iraq - Down’s syndrome bombers kill 91

    02/02/2008 1:46:24 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 22 replies · 160+ views
    The Times (UK, excerpt) ^ | February 2, 2008 | Martin Fletcher
    Excerpt - Baghdad’s fragile peace was shattered yesterday when explosives strapped to two women with Down’s syndrome were detonated by remote control in crowded pet markets, killing at least 91 people in the worst attacks that the capital had experienced for almost a year. Iraqi and American officials blamed al-Qaeda, and accused the terrorist organisation of plumbing new depths of depravity. Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State, said that al-Qaeda’s use of mentally-handicapped women as bombers showed that it had “no political programme here that is acceptable to a civilised society and that this is the most brutal and...
  • Mentally Retarded Women Used in Bombings

    02/01/2008 12:40:12 PM PST · by seanmerc · 92 replies · 887+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1 Feb 08 | STEVEN R. HURST
    BAGHDAD (AP) - Two mentally retarded women strapped with remote-control explosives—and possibly used as unwitting suicide bombers—brought carnage Friday to two pet bazaars, killing at 73 people in the deadliest day since Washington flooded the capital with extra troops last spring. The coordinated blasts—coming 20 minutes apart in different parts of the city—appeared to reinforce U.S. claims al-Qaida in Iraq may be increasingly desperate and running short of able-bodied men willing or available for such missions. But they also served as a reminder that Iraqi insurgents are constantly shifting their strategies in attempts to unravel recent security gains around the...
  • Female Bombers Strike Markets in Baghdad

    02/01/2008 11:37:16 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 23 replies · 42+ views
    Peoplepc Online ^ | Februry 1, 2008 | Staff
    BAGHDAD - Remote-controlled explosives strapped to two mentally retarded women detonated in a coordinated attack on Baghdad pet bazaars Friday, Iraqi officials said, killing at least 73 people in the deadliest day since the U.S. sent 30,000 extra troops to the capital last spring.
  • U.S.: 'Demonic' militants sent women to bomb markets in Iraq (two mentally disabled women)

    02/01/2008 10:02:18 AM PST · by RDTF · 53 replies · 77+ views
    cnn.com ^ | Feb 1, 2008 | CNN
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Two mentally disabled women were strapped with explosives Friday and sent into busy Baghdad markets, where they were blown up by remote control, a top Iraqi government official said. In both bombings, the attackers were mentally disabled women whose explosive belts were remotely detonated, Gen. Qasim Atta, spokesman for Baghdad's security plan, told state television. An aide to Atta said that people referred to the bomber at central Baghdad's al-Ghazl market as the "crazy woman" and that the bomber at a second market had an unspecified birth disability. Watch how bombers target large crowds » The...
  • Female suicide bombers kill dozens in Baghdad markets [misleading headline]

    02/01/2008 6:32:01 AM PST · by Gondring · 29 replies · 12,258+ views
    CNN ^ | February 1, 2008
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Female suicide bombers blew themselves up Friday at two markets in Baghdad, killing at least 64 people and wounding more than 100, authorities said. One bomber struck at a popular pet market around 10:30 a.m. in central Baghdad, killing at least 46 people and wounding 82, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said. The second blast happened about a half-hour later in a southeastern Baghdad market, killing 18 and wounding 25, according to the Interior Ministry. In both bombings, the attackers were wearing suicide vests, according to Qasim Atta, a spokesman for the Baghdad security plan. Atta told...
  • Iraq militants turn to women for suicide attacks

    01/05/2008 3:56:58 AM PST · by Westlander · 11 replies · 60+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1-05-2008 | AP
    BAGHDAD - It goes against religious taboos in Iraq to involve women in fighting, but three recent suicide bombings carried out by women could indicate insurgents are growing increasingly desperate.
  • The Taliban Unveil Their Own Stealth Bomber

    12/26/2007 10:02:09 AM PST · by SandRat · 23 replies · 450+ views
    Written by CJTF-82 Operations    Wednesday, 26 December 2007 The United States Air Force unveiled their F117 Nighthawk over the skies of Iraq in 1991; it has since been joined by the B2 Spirit. Both aircraft use stealth technology intended to aid its penetration role in order to survive extremely dense anti-aircraft defenses otherwise considered impenetrable by combat aircraft. The Taliban unveiled their own “Stealth Bomber” yesterday in Jalalabad, Nangarhar as a 50 year old woman was apprehended at a security checkpoint wearing a suicide vest. Evading radar isn’t an issue for the technology eschewing Taliban, Police and security...
  • Video: suicide bomber blows herself up in live video

    12/03/2007 7:39:31 PM PST · by JustSayNoToTerror · 43 replies · 892+ views
    YouTube ^ | 12-03-2007 | JustSayNoToTerror
    This is an amazing video of a LTTE suicide bomber blowing herself up in an attempt to kill a local government employee at the Human Services Ministry in Sri Lanka. LTTE is listed as a foreign terrorist organization by the US State Dept. Amazing thing is that Senator Leakey Leahy has criticized the Sri Lankan government for trying to combat these homicidal terrorists. Video
  • MIT Student Arrested For Fake Bomb At Logan (Unbelievable)

    09/21/2007 11:03:43 AM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 92 replies · 395+ views
    WBZ-TV.com ^ | 09/21/07
    (WBZ) BOSTON An MIT student with a fake bomb strapped to her chest was arrested at gunpoint Friday at Logan International Airport and later claimed it was artwork, officials said. Star Simpson, 19, had a computer circuit board and wiring in plain view over a black hooded sweat shirt she was wearing, said State Police Maj. Scott Pare, the commanding officer at the airport. "She said that it was a piece of art and she wanted to stand out on career day," Pare said at a news conference. "She claims that it was just art, and that she was proud...
  • MIT Student Arrested For Fake Bomb At Logan

    09/21/2007 7:56:37 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 194 replies · 369+ views
    WBZ TV ^ | Sep 21, 2007 | AP
    (AP) BOSTON An MIT student has been arrested at gunpoint after allegedly walking into Logan International Airport with a fake bomb strapped to her chest this morning. State police say 19-year-old Star Simpson, a sophomore from Hawaii, had a computer circuit board, wiring and a putty that later turned out to be Play-Doh in plain view over a black hooded sweatshirt she was wearing. Stay with wbztv.com and WBZ-TV for the latest on this developing story.
  • U.S. troops kill woman insurgent in 24-hour battle (Women can be terrorist too)

    08/17/2007 2:30:36 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies · 563+ views
    cnn ^ | 8/16/2007 | cnn
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- U.S. troops fought it out with insurgents over the last 24 hours in and near Tarmiya, one of the many volatile spots on the northern Baghdad outskirts, the military reported on Friday. U.S. soldiers from Alpha Company run across a street during a operation in west Baghdad on August 16, 2007. A U.S. soldier and 13 insurgents, including a armed female wearing a ski mask, were killed. Also, a boy was killed in a building during fighting. Many people were detained as well. The first incident occurred late Thursday when soldiers from Task Force Lightning came...
  • Israeli Forces Say They Captured Pregnant Would-Be Bomber (WOT)

    06/13/2007 1:55:15 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies · 705+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | Wednesday, June 13, 2007 | AP
    Israeli Forces Say They Captured Pregnant Would-Be Bomber Wednesday, June 13, 2007 JERUSALEM — Israeli security forces arrested a pregnant Palestinian mother of eight and her niece, also a mother, as they worked to carry out a pair of suicide bombings in Israel, the Shin Bet security agency said Wednesday. While several women have blown themselves up in attacks on Israelis in recent years, among them a 64-year-old grandmother, there is no record of a pregnant woman attempting such an attack. A Shin Bet statement said 39-year-old Fatima Zak and her niece Rawda Habib, 30, were stopped at the Erez...