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.WHAT SHALL WE MAKE OF THIS?
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 of Karbala, killing 47 people and wounding 75 others.
Police investigators established that the women were both middle-aged and recently widowed.
The majority of of female suicide bombers come from Anbar and Diyala provinces, the report said.
"Al-Qaeda is active in those two provinces, and military operations that kill this organisation's elements are also active there," the report cited sociologist Fari al-Obedi as saying.
"The majority of female bombers' motivations are getting revenge for a deceased husband or family member, or due to religious extremism," he said.
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