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Sunday, January 3, 2016
Female Suicide Bombers
In early December 2015 a woman in Afghanistan blew herself up after being stopped at a checkpoint in eastern Nangarhar province. She killed her three children and a member of the ANDSF. The number of women involved in suicide bombings has increased across the globe in places like Afghanistan, Africa, Iraq, and Syria. Kathleen Turner, a LTC in the U.S. Army currently serving as an Army War College Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, examines this vital issue in "Femme Fatale: The Rise of Female Suicide Bombers", War on the Rocks, December 14, 2015.