Would-be female suicide bomber surrenders in Jawzjan
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A woman allegedly encouraged by her husband to carry out a suicide attack has surrendered to police in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Monday.
Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah Turkistani, the provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the woman’s husband, Qari Zia, was a Taliban leader in Darzab district. Qari Zia had long been encouraging her wife to carry out a suicide attack, he said.
The police chief said Zia asked his wife to go to eastern Nangarhar province and learn how a suicide attack was carried out and ready herself for one.
Qari Zia was currently living in Nangarhar and forced her wife in telephonic communications to come to Nangarhar and learn suicide attacking.
Turkistani said the woman after arriving in Shiberghan city, Jawzjan’s capital, from Darzab district surrendered to police at a check post on the Shiberghan-Sar-i-Pul road. Turkistani said the woman would be kept in a safe place and the case was being investigated by police.
Najiba Qurishi, the women’s affairs director for Jawzjan, also said the surrendering woman, 32, tied the knot with Qari Zia about two years ago and since she was being forced her spouse to conduct a suicide attack.
Qurishi said the woman had been taught the usage of Kalashnikov by her husband who kept telling her: “you’re the wife of a jihadi, you should learn how to fire and use weapons.”
It is for the first time a woman was encouraged to conduct a suicide attack in Jawzjan.
Separately, Maulvi Baz Mohammad, Daesh shadow governor for Jawzjan province, was arrested by security forces after a brief clash in Qush Tepa district.
The Jawzjan police chief said the Daesh shadow governor was arrested when he and his colleagues tried to cross into Jarqadoq village and security forces entered an armed clash with them.
“Baz Mohammad during the clash sustained injuries in the leg and was arrested with a Kalashnikov, a motorcycle and a satellite phone.”
Daesh or Islamic State group has recently commenced their activities against the government in Qush Tepa district.
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