Text of an Iraqi woman’s confession on state-run Jordan TV that she intended to bomb the Radisson SAS hotel in Amman, Jordan, on Nov. 9 as part of suicide attacks on three hotels that killed 57 others:
Sajida Mubarak Atrous, born in 1970, an Iraqi national, living in Ramadi.
On Nov. 5, I accompanied my husband to Jordan with a forged Iraqi passport, under the name of Ali Hussein Ali and Sajida Abdel Qader Latif.
We waited and a white car arrived with a driver and a passenger. We rode with them and entered Jordan (from Iraq). My husband arranged our trip from there, I don’t know.
In Jordan, we rented an apartment. He had two explosive belts. He put one on me and wore the other. He taught me how to use it, how to pull the (primer cord) and operate it.
He said it was to carry attacks on hotels in Jordan. We rented a car and entered the hotel on Nov. 9. My husband and I went inside the hotel, he went to one corner and I went to another.
There was a wedding at the hotel with children, women and men inside.
My husband detonated (his bomb), I tried to explode (my belt) but it wouldn’t.
I left, people fled running and I left running with them.