She had a male suicide-companion but, for some odd reason, he “failed to detonate his explosives vest.”
“Female suicide bomber kills 11 in Baquba,” from the Associated Press, October 8:
BAGHDAD: A female suicide bomber detonated an explosives vest Wednesday in a city northeast of Baghdad, killing 11 people and wounding 19, Iraqi officials said.
The attack occurred around 11:30 a.m. in front of a courthouse in central Baquba, the provincial capital of Diyala, one of the most violent areas in Iraq, the police said.
It was apparently intended to be a double suicide bombing, but a man accompanying the woman failed to detonate his explosives vest and was arrested at the scene, said Ibrahim Bajilan, the provincial council chief.
“We were inside the court building when we heard a thunderous explosion followed by people’s cries,” said Abu Mohammed, a 55-year-old lawyer who was in the courthouse at the time. “We rushed outside the building. We couldn’t see anything because smoke was everywhere.”
Abu Mohammed, who would only give his nickname for security reasons, said the target of the attack appeared to be Iraqi Army Humvees parked nearby. He said about five shops in front of the courthouse had been damaged.