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Voices Of Iraq
Diala, Jun 15, (VOI) – An Iraqi local official warned that al-Qaeda intends to send 25 female suicide bombers to Diala, one day after a deadly bombing that struck soccer fans who were watching their national team win a big match.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“14 female suicide bombers blew themselves up in Diala in the last six months according to intelligence tips and the province statistics,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ibrahim al-Bajalan, chief of DialaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s provincial council, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq – (VOI).
The local official noted Ã¢â‚¬Å“some of the 14 female suicide bombers were not Iraqi nationals.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The announcement came one day after a female suicide bomber targeted a crowd of soccer fans celebrating Iraq’s win in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday, killing two persons and wounding least 37 people near a cafe in Qara Taba, Diala province.
Al-Bajalan pointed out Ã¢â‚¬Å“the intelligence tips received by security authorities indicated there were 25 female suicide bombers recruited by al-Qaeda in Himreen mountains range to be sent in suicide operations targeting people in DialaÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Baquba, the capital city of Diala province, lies 57 km north-east Baghdad.