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Saddam honours women suicide bombers

The two Iraqi women who carried out a suicide car bomb attack are to be decorated posthumously by President Saddam Hussein.

india Updated: Apr 06, 2003 23:27 IST

The two Iraqi women who carried out a suicide car bomb attack which killed three US soldiers are to be decorated posthumously by President Saddam Hussein,Iraqi satellite television said on Sunday.

Nucha Mjalli al-Shammari and Widad Jamil al-Duleimi died blowing up a checkpoint near Hadithah dam, 200 kilometres north-west of Baghdad last Thursday night.

Also killed in the blast were a pregnant woman and her driver, according to the US military.

The women bombers will both be awarded the decoration of Umm al-Maarek or the mother of all battles, as Baghdad calls the 1991 Gulf War,and the Wisam al-Rafidain, or order of the two rivers,the report said.

Their families will also receive 50 million dinars($168,750).

First Published: Apr 06, 2003 23:27 IST