KASIHAN bener, anak perempuan muda yg nyaris meledakkan dirinya di
Baghdad sempat menggagalkan niatnya (ato keinginan orang lain yg
nyuruhnya!). Biadab benar mereka ini menyuruh si anak perempuan itu
nunggu instruksi selanjutnya di depan gerbang sebuah sekolah! Tentunya
tujuan utamanya hanyalah untuk membunuh sebanyak korban - anak2 sekolah.
Mrk tidak peduli nasib si perempuan muda itu ato keluarganya yg pasti
sedih kehilangan anaknya.

Kelompok2 semacam ini tidak peduli siapa yg menjadi korban mereka,
apakah anak2, apakah orang2 sesuku bangsa, seagama, dsb. Yg penting bagi
mereka ini ialah menunjukkan bhw mrk sanggup membunuh orang!

Apapun agama-kepercayaan mereka (spt juga terjadi di Indonesia dg
kelompok Amrozi cs) mereka pantas dihukum seberatnya sesuai dg hukum yg
berlaku supaya tidak lagi membuat onar, melakukan kekejian dan
pembunuhan tnpa alasan.

Gabriela Rantau

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A teenage Iraqi girl wearing a vest packed with
explosives turned herself in rather than go through with a suicide
bombing in a violence-torn city north of Baghdad , police and the U.S.
military said.

A U.S. military statement said the girl surrendered to police on Sunday
in Baquba, capital of Iraq 's restive Diyala province, where Sunni Arab
al Qaeda militants are waging war on U.S. and Iraqi forces.

She was still wearing the vest, which police had to remove before
detaining her. Iraqi police and U.S. sources differed on the girl's age,
with estimates ranging from 13 to 17.

"Reports are that she approached the IPs ( Iraqi police) saying she had
the vest on and didn't want to go through with it," U.S. military
spokesman Lieutenant Commander David Russell told Reuters on Monday. "If
she was forced to put on the vest or if she did it voluntarily, that is
still being reviewed."

Police footage obtained by Reuters showed a girl with dyed red hair
talking with four Iraqi policemen from a distance, her back against a
wall. After some minutes, one them approaches her and ties her arms back
onto a railing.

Two policemen then remove the vest. After searching her, one takes off
his jacket and drapes it over her to cover the girl's bare shoulders.

Under interrogation in a police station later, she said an older woman
had strapped the vest to her and had told her to go near the entrance of
a local school and await instructions from someone who would meet her
there, police said.

Suicide bomb attacks by women and girls have become increasingly common
in Iraq this year. U.S. forces say al Qaeda militants favour female
bombers because they can escape detection by police reluctant to search

Female suicide bombers attacked Shi'ite pilgrims during two annual rites
in recent weeks, killing dozens. Many attacks by female suicide bombers
have taken place in Diyala.

"The surrender of the suicide bomber indicates that the Iraqis are
continuing to reject al-Qaeda and its practices," U.S. military
spokesman for north Iraq Major Jon Pendell said.

Iraq has become far less dangerous over the past year, but militants are
still able to carry out devastating bombings.

A male suicide bomber killed 25 people at a banquet in western Baghdad
's Sunni Arab Abu Ghraib district on Sunday.

(Editing by Dina Kyriakidou)

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