Iraqi jihad update from AP, with thanks to Twostellas:
BAGHDAD (AP) “” A woman strapped with explosives and disguised as a man blew herself up outside an Iraqi army recruiting center in a northern town Wednesday, killing at least six people and wounding 30 in the first known attack by a female suicide bomber in the country’s bloody insurgency.
Al-Qaeda in Iraq claimed responsibility for the blast, saying in an Internet posting that it was carried out by “a blessed sister.”…
Blessed for murdering, in accord with Qur’an 9:111, which promises Paradise to those who “slay and are slain” for Allah.
“A blessed sister from the Al-Baraa bin Malek martyrdom brigade carried out a heroic attack defending her faith and honor on a gathering of volunteers for the apostate forces at a center for recruiting apostates in Tal Afar,” the statement said.
“May God accept our sister among the martyrs,” it said, without identifying her.