The Taliban has used female suicide bombers in the past. Years ago, a wanted commander known as Qari Zia Rahman established training camps to indoctrinate women and young girls to carry out the gruesome attacks.
The Coalition told The Long War Journal that a strike on Aug. 21 did indeed take place in Marawana but could not confirm if al Qaeda commander Qari Zia Rahman was killed.
The Afghan military claimed Qari Zia Rahman was killed in an airstrike in Kunar, but the report is not confirmed. The wanted al Qaeda and Taliban commander has been reported killed in the past.