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Iraqi Kills Daughter Recruited as al-Qaeda Bomber | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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BAGHDAD, (AP) – Iraqi police say a man has killed his 19-year-old daughter after discovering al-Qaeda had recruited her as a suicide bomber.

Diyala province police spokesman Maj. Ghalib al-Karkhi says security forces raided the man’s house in the former Sunni-insurgent stronghold of Baqouba north of Baghdad in search of the girl on suspicion she had ties to al-Qaeda. Police did not find her.

Al-Karkhi says the father, Najim al-Anbaky, told police he killed his daughter a month earlier because he found out she intended to blow herself up in a suicide attack for al-Qaeda.

Al-Karhki said Friday al-Anbaky showed police what he said was the woman’s grave.

Al-Qaeda recruits women for suicide attacks because they can pass police checkpoints easier than men.