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Jordan Arrests Female Suspect in Suicide Bombings

13 November 2005

Jordan's government says it has arrested an Iraqi woman who planned to blow herself up during Wednesday's suicide bombings at hotels in Amman.

Officials say the woman is the wife of one of the three Iraqi suicide bombers who killed 57 people at three hotels. They say her bomb failed to go off at a wedding reception at the Radisson Hotel and that her husband made her leave before blowing himself up.

Jordanian authorities say the woman also had a brother who was a key aide to al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and who was killed in the Iraqi city of Fallujah. The group claimed responsibility for the hotel bombings.

They say the woman will appear on Jordanian television later Sunday to identify herself and make a confession.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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