Moroccan woman mistaken for Paris suicide bomber

A widely circulated picture of a woman taking a bath is not the reported suicide bomber in Paris.

Moroccan woman mistaken for Paris suicide bomber

World Bulletin / News Desk

The woman seen soaking in a bubble bath on the front pages of the world's newspapers and websites and dubbed "thug in a tub" by the New York Post, apparently is not who was blown up in a police raid in Paris last week, according to a report in Mashable.

The woman in that photo Nabila Bakkatha, is still very much alive. Hasna Ait Boulahcen, the alleged terrorist is dead. 

The photos were sold to a journalist by a former friend who was reportedly out for revenge and had noticed the similarities between the two women. Speaking to the media outlet AJ+, Bakkatha said she had no connection to terrorism and has set how to correct the record.

"The photograph was taken by my friend, who sold it to a French journalist after the Paris attacks in revenge," Bakkatha told CNN. "Three days ago, another friend called me saying that my photographs are ... on the front pages of a number of international newspapers."

"My family was shocked, and some of my relatives are not talking to me anymore," she said. She added that she's currently suing the former friend as well as the journalist who purchased and published the photos. "My life changed drastically, I stopped going to work, and I cannot go out anymore as I live in continuous fear," she said. "I am sure I will face a lot of problems if I travel to France."







Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Kasım 2015, 11:39