Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Terror Suspects Disguised As Bride And Groom Caught

Suspicious Iraqi soldiers thwarted terror suspects disguised as a bride and groom trying to pass through a checkpoint along with their "wedding procession" outside Baghdad. They ordered the 'bride' and 'groom' out of their car at a checkpoint on a highway. The procession raised suspicion among the soldiers because most of those celebrating were men. The incident occurred near Taji, about 40km north of Baghdad.Iraqi soldiers set up a checkpoint near Taji and stopped a wedding procession. The soldiers became suspicious because the procession did not follow orders to stop. The occupants of the car were told to step out of the car and were searched. "Four people in the procession were found to be wanted terrorists and arrested," according to the statement.The defence ministry released pictures of the "bridal couple." 'She' was identified as Haider Mu'alla, looking more like an embarrassed bride than a blushing one, dressed in a white but ill-fitting wedding dress. Two other men travelling with the male 'bridal couple' were also found to be wanted militants.