A would-be bomber's confession

Following is the full translation of the confession of the would-be Iraqi woman bomber broadcast on Sunday on state-run Jordan TV:

    Jordanian TV shows Sajida Mubarak Atrus al-Rishawi

    Sajida Mubarak Atrous, born in 1970, an Iraqi national, living in Ramadi.

    On 5 November, I accompanied my husband to Jordan with a forged Iraqi passport, under the name of Ali Hussein Ali and Sajida Abd al-Qadir Latif.

    We waited and a white car arrived with a driver and a passenger. We rode with them and entered Jordan [from Iraq]. My husband arranged our trip from there, I don't know.

    In Jordan, we rented an apartment. He had two explosive belts. He put one on me and wore the other. He taught me how to use it, how to pull the [primer cord] and operate it.

    He said it was to carry out attacks on hotels in Jordan. We rented a car and entered the hotel on 9 November. My husband and I went inside the hotel; he went to one corner and I went to another.

    There was a wedding at the hotel with children, women and men inside.

    My husband detonated [his bomb], I tried to explode [my belt] but it wouldn't.

    I left, people fled running and I left running with them.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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