NGC Examines Female Suicide Bombers

National Geographic Channel will debut Explorer Special Edition: Female Suicide Bombers Monday, Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. (EST/PST), the network said Monday.

During the special, NGC’s Lisa Ling journeys to the war-torn streets of Chechnya and Israel's occupied territories to investigate who these women are and why they are driven to kill.

“Military occupation, political oppression and religious fervor alone do not explain women's growing terrorist role," Ling said in a prepared statement.

"Time and time again, we found a dangerous cocktail of personal pressures and circumstances unique for women bombers,” she added. “What may have otherwise been a lone suicide becomes an opportunity to strike at one's enemy and make their family proud.”