Najim al-Anbaky, Iraqi, Kills Daughter Recruited As Al-Qaida Bomber

BAGHDAD — An Iraqi man told authorities he killed his 19-year-old daughter out of shame after he discovered al-Qaida had recruited her as a suicide bomber, a police spokesman said Friday.Al-Qaida has been recruiting women for suicide a…

BAGHDAD — An Iraqi man told authorities he killed his 19-year-old daughter out of shame after he discovered al-Qaida had recruited her as a suicide bomber, a police spokesman said Friday.

Al-Qaida has been recruiting women for suicide attacks because they can pass police checkpoints easier than men by concealing explosives under an abaya, a loose, black cloak that conservative Muslim women wear. Suicide bombers have been al-Qaida’s most lethal weapon in Iraq, killing hundreds of civilians and members of Iraq’s security forces.

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