May 14, 2008 / 5:23 PM / 12 years ago

Teenage girl kills one in Iraq suicide attack: U.S.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A teenaged girl blew herself up outside an Iraqi army post south of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing one soldier, the U.S. military said.

A military spokeswoman said the girl was between 16 and 18 years old. Seven Iraqi soldiers were also wounded in the attack, the military said.

There have been regular attacks by female suicide bombers in recent months in Iraq, but nearly all have taken place north of Baghdad, in regions where Sunni Islamist al Qaeda fighters have regrouped.

Suicide attacks are the hallmark of al Qaeda in Iraq.

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