Middle East News
Extremists use 10-year old as suicide bomber
Nov 12, 2007, 7:59 GMT
Baghdad - Extremists in Iraq have used a 10-year-old child for a suicide bomb attack, the Al-Hayat daily reported on Monday.
Sheikh Sahir Abdul-Jabar told the paper, the suicide attacker who had blown himself up during a meeting of sheiks in Diyala province on Friday had been identified as a 10-year-old boy.
The sheiks were discussing a reconciliation initiative and joint action against terrorism when the explosion happened. Six of them died in the explosion.
News agency Aswat al-Iraq meanwhile reported that a police chief and five accomplices had been arrested for roadside attacks in the Shiite holy city of Najaf on Monday.
The gang had taken a tank vehicle by force and subsequently sold the petrol, it said. They also robbed civilians in their cars on a country road.© 2007 dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur