disgusting, grotesque and un-imaginable.
An eight-year-old girl was strapped with remote-controlled explosives and used as a human bomb by Iraqi insurgents in a blast that killed an Iraqi commander earlier today.
An Iraqi captain was killed and seven other soldiers were injured in the explosion which took place in the town of Youssifiyah, south of Baghdad.
The explosives were detonated as the girl approached the Iraqi commander.
A curfew has now been imposed in the area, and American troops are said to be hunting for those responsible.
“I can confirm that a female suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi Army position,” said a U.S Army spokesman.