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Al Qaeda recruiting women fidayeen for India, warns IB
Vicky Nanjappa in Bengaluru
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February 13, 2009 12:50 IST
Last Updated: February 13, 2009 13:11 IST

The Al Qaeda [Images] will next use women to carry out attacks across the country, warns the Intelligence Bureau.

IB sources said its intercepts suggest that the recruitment of women for suicide missions has already begun by the Al Qaeda and the Tailiban.

The Al Qaeda, IB sources said, has at least 80 women suicide bombers at its disposal.

All of them were recruited for the operations in Iraq, and some of them may be called back to train new recruits for the Al Qaeda's Indian plans.

IB sources told that the Al Qaeda reasons that the suspicion factor is lower if a woman is deployed for terror attacks. 

Moreover, women bombers, they say,  have proved extremely successful for the Al Qaeda. All of its terror operations planned with woman bombers in Iraq went off as per plan. Apart from this, women are able to conceal more ammunition than a man thanks to the clothing.

IB sources say their initial probe has shown that the Al Qaeda finds it easier to recruit women for such operations than men.

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