Father Kills Daughter Who Planned to Be Suicide Bomber
Police say Iraqi man confessed to killing after learning of her intentions
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2010 10:00 AM CST
A Muslim woman wears an abaya in this file photo.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – An Iraqi man is in custody today, after telling police that he killed his daughter to prevent her from carrying out a suicide attack. Security forces raided the family’s Baqouba home yesterday looking for 19-year-old Shahlaa al-Anbaky, because they suspected she had ties to al-Qaeda, the AP reports. Instead, they detained her father, Najim al-Anbaky, who said he’d killed her a month earlier after learning she’d planned to blow herself up. He even took police to where he’d buried the girl. He has not yet been charged with any crime.