BAGHDAD, Aug 25 (KUNA) — Iraqi police said Monday that they arrested two teenage girls caught wearing an explosives vests, prodding them in a video released today to confess to plans to stage a suicide bombing.
The girls appeared confused, but denied the allegation, saying that they never intended to carry out the attack and wanted to remove the vests. Still, the girls, who were arrested Sunday, heightened concern about a rise in suicide bombings by women in Iraq. The number of female bombers has more than tripled this year, from eight in 2007 to 29 this year, according to the US military, the circumstances of the girls’ arrest remained unclear. US Officials said that one of the suspects had turned herself in, while local police said she was caught after arousing suspicion….