Belgian woman carries out suicide bombing
29 November 2005
BRUSSELS — A Belgian woman who married a radical Islamic man and converted to Islam after her marriage carried out a suicide bomb attack in Iraq several weeks ago.
It is the first time that a European has been confirmed as a suicide bomber, various Francophone news reports revealed on Tuesday.
Western intelligence services have been informed about the woman’s actions.
According to anti-terrorism experts, more and more women are becoming involved in terrorist operations. However, a new phenomenon is the involvement of foreign women.
In the past 25 years, about 10 percent of suicide attacks have been carried out by women, newspaper ‘Le Soir’ reported.
The attacks were exclusively carried out by women from the Middle East or South-East Asia, but now western women are starting to carry out suicide bombings.
[Copyright Expatica News 2005]
Subject: Belgian news