Iraqi security arrests attempted female suicide bomber

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Iraqi security forces arrested a woman in Diyala province Thursday (December 9th) who was preparing a suicide mission in front of a mosque, Aswat al-Iraq reported.

Officials "arrested a drugged woman near Abdulkarim al-Madani mosque in central Baquba," said Muthanna al-Tamemi, the head of the provincial council’s security committee.

Diyala is 57 km northeast of Baghdad.

"The woman confessed that she belongs to al-Qaeda and she was planning to blow herself up near a Shia gathering," al-Tamemi said.

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