An unwilling female suicide bomber was detained in Baqubah Aug. 24 by Iraqi Police.
The unwilling suicide bomber surrendered to the IPs rather than detonating herself and potentially killing or wounding bystanders. After identifying the suicide vest on the woman, IPs requested Iraqi and Coalition force Explosive Ordnance Disposal units to remove the vest.
After her detainment, the woman led IPs to a second suicide vest. The IPs secured the vest and detained a 13-year-old female.
â€œThis incident indicates that Iraqi women understand their importance in society and value life,â€ said Maj. Jon Pendell, a 2nd Stryker Brigade Cavalry Regiment spokesperson. â€œThe surrender of the suicide bomber indicates that the Iraqis are continuing to reject al-Qaeda and its practices. The Police will ensure the rule of law prevails and those responsible are brought to justice.â€
Both females are currently in the custody of the IP.
The incident is still under investigation.