A look at some of the deadliest attacks by female suicide bombers in Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion:
“¢ Feb. 13, 2009: A bomber attacks a tent filled with women and children resting from a pilgrimage to Karbala, killing 40 people and wounding 60 others.
“¢ Jan. 4, 2009: A suicide bomber dressed in women’s clothing and hiding among Iranian pilgrims kills more than three dozen people and wounds at least 72 outside a mosque in Baghdad’s Shiite neighborhood of Kazimiyah. It remains unclear whether the bomber was in fact a woman.
“¢ Oct. 8, 2008: A suicide bomber blows herself up near government offices in Baqouba, northeast of the capital, killing 11 people and wounding 19.
“¢ Sept. 15, 2008: A woman blows herself up among a group of police officers in Balad Ruz, 45 miles northeast of Baghdad, killing at least 22 people and wounding 33.
“¢ Aug. 14, 2008: A bomber strikes Shiite pilgrims in Iskandariyah, 20 miles south of the capital, killing at least 18 people and wounding 75.
“¢ July 28, 2008: Female suicide bombers attack a Shiite pilgrimage in Baghdad and a Kurdish protest rally in northern Iraq, killing at least 57 people and wounding nearly 300.
“¢ June 22, 2008: A bomber strikes outside a government complex in Baqouba. At least 15 people are killed and more than 40 are wounded.
“¢ May 1, 2008: A bomber imitating pregnancy detonates the first bomb in a double suicide attack that kills at least 36 people during a wedding procession in Balad Ruz. At least 65 people are wounded.
“¢ March 17, 2008: A bomber attacks a group of Shiite worshippers near a mosque in Karbala, killing at least 49 people and wounding 73.
“¢ Feb. 1, 2008: Two women strapped with remote-control explosives — and possibly used as unwitting suicide bombers — attack pet markets in Baghdad. At least 100 people are killed and more than 100 are wounded.
“¢ Dec. 7, 2007: A bomber attacks offices of a Sunni group battling al-Qaida in Iraq, killing at least 15 people and wounding 35 in Muqdadiyah in Diyala province.
“¢ April 11, 2007: A woman wearing an explosives vest beneath her robe blows herself up among 200 Iraqi police recruits, killing 16 and wounding 33 in Muqdadiyah.
“¢ Feb. 25, 2007: A bomber triggers a ball bearing-packed charge, killing at least 41 people and wounding at least 46 at a mostly Shiite college in Baghdad.
“¢ Dec. 6, 2005: Two women detonate explosives in a classroom filled with students at Baghdad’s police academy, killing 27 people.
“¢ April 15, 2003: Two female suicide bombers carry out an attack that kills U.S. soldiers at a checkpoint northwest of Baghdad. The military says one woman was pregnant.