Girl wearing suicide vest detained

Kabul - A 10-year-old Afghan girl was detained at a police border post before she could detonate the suicide vest she was wearing, authorities said Monday.

The girl was apprehended on Sunday in the Khanshin district of southern Helmand province, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

She had been forced by her brother into committing the attack, a local police official said

"She was confused and scared at the time," the official said, adding that she was transferred to the provincial capital Lashkar Gah.

The Taliban have used kids as suicide bombers in the past. Last year, President Hamid Karzai pardoned a number of children who had attempted the attacks.

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Discussion 1 : 07/01/2014 at 03:42 AM
Religion of Peace
Discussion 2 : 06/01/2014 at 10:11 PM
Tough guys those talibans, isn't it, forcing a 10 year old little girl into a suicide attack, where will the horror stop with these, utterly cowardly, integrists!? What I can not admit is that the vast majority of peacefull Islam believers can go on condoning and covering up for a small minority of out of their mind radical extremists! When will the immense majority stand up and say: 'enough is enough'!? Where is their courage, is that the future they want for their children? What is it with you people, what has Islam taught you? Are you all so afraid to kick out some crazy Immams and other dangerous madrassa teachers?
Discussion 3 : 06/01/2014 at 09:55 PM
Gotta just love those innovative Islamist terrorist, strap bombs on children because they are too cowardly to do the job themselves.

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