Iraqi police: Teenage girl caught with bomb vest

In video footage released by Iraqi police Monday, a teenage girl with an explosives vest tightly strapped to her body is seen handcuffed to a metal grid, her head repeatedly falling forward in apparent exhaustion as several policemen huddle around her. After several minutes, the officers lift her flowered robe, remove the white vest hidden underneath and then take her for questioning, videotaping her in the presence of reporters. They prod her to confess to plans to stage a suicide attack, but she denies the allegation. Police in Baqouba, where the girl was caught Sunday, said she was fitted with the explosives by female relatives of her husband, whom she married five months ago. One police official alleged that some in the girl's family had links to the al-Qaida in Iraq terror network. In displaying the dazed teenager - she says she was born in 1993 - police wanted to deal another blow to the terror network's reputation, officials said.