Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (PRWEB) September 7, 2008
The Kurdistan Region Security Agency has foiled a terrorist plot targeted at the people of Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq. The suspect is a 17-year-old female suicide bomber who confessed to a plot to detonate a bomb in the city, according to the Khebat Daily Newspaper (Sept. 7, 2008).
The woman, Do'aa Hamid Ibrahim, was apprehended in route from Kirkuk to Erbil. At the time of her arrest, she was allegedly in possession of an explosive belt packed with 6 kilograms of volatile C4 material.
Chief of Security Masrour Barzani commented on the arrest, "Today we took another important step in preserving the peace and prosperity of the Kurdistan Region. We will continue to actively thwart the efforts of those who try to undermine our democracy and threaten the lives of our loved ones."
Thanks to the resounding success of the Kurdistan Security Agency, headed by Mr. Barzani, the Kurdistan Region has enjoyed an unprecedented level of development since Saddam's overthrow and remains largely immune to the violence that has racked the rest of the country. Not one United States soldier has lost their life in the three governorates that make up the Kurdistan Region.
The alleged mastermind of the plot, who is colloquially known as Abu Aya, was killed in an armed stand-off. He was from the Ameria District of Baghdad and was an alleged operative of the "Islamic State of Iraq," a group that allegedly condones the use of terrorism in its pursuit of an Islamic state.
The Kurdistan Region Security Agency has successfully uncovered several such terrorist plots in the past few years.
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