August 25, 2008 7:35 PM

Dazed Iraqi teen suicide bomber says she didn't want to die

The 15-year-old girl had the chubby cheeks of a child when she was arrested Sunday by an alert policeman who chained her to the bars of a window, stripped off her dress, found an explosive vest and deactivated the bomb. Had he not, Rania would have been this year's 31st suicide bomber in Iraq. On Monday, she spoke about the people who put her up to it: the relatives who drugged her; her husband, whom police accuse of being a member of al Qaida in Iraq, and her mother, who seemed to play a central role in turning Rania into a human bomb.

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