Al Qaeda used two Down syndrome women to blow up 73 people in February.
Iraqis mourn the death of their relative outside Baghdad’s al-Kindi hospital. Powerful blasts triggered by female suicide attackers have ripped through two Baghdad pet markets, killing 64 people in the most lethal bombings in the Iraqi capital in six months. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
One of two bombers who struck in Baghdad Monday was a mentally disabled woman whose explosives were detonated by remote control, officials said.
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Brig. Gen. Qassim Atta, an Iraqi military spokesman, told CNN the incident outside the city’s Green Zone was the latest in a series of terrorist bombings in which woman have been used to launch attacks.
At least 18 people, including 15 women, died in the two Monday attacks, officials said.