Boy, 14, paid 20,000 Pakistani Rupees for suicide attack, arrested in Kandahar

14-year-old-suicide-bomber-detainedAFGHANISTAN: A 14-year-old boy was detained before he manages to carry out a suicide attack on senior government officials in southern Kandahar province.

According to the local government officials, the boy was encouraged to target the district police chief of Maiwand or the administrative chief of the district.

Provincial police spokesman Ahmad Zia Durani said the boy was arrested by the Afghan Border Police forces before he manage to carry out attack to target the senior officials.

In the meantime, the provincial government media office, in a statement said the boy is originally a resident of Panjwai district and was encouraged for the attack by the terrorist groups by paying him 20,000 Pakistani Rupees.

This comes as the Afghan children have regularly been recruited by the militant groups, the Taliban and the Haqqani network for the terrorist related activities, including suicide attacks.

Madrasas are described as the main recruitment source for the militant groups as poor families in Pakistan and Afghanistan send their sons to such madrassas for free education and lodging.

Earlier, a  17-year-old boy assigned for a suicide mission was arrested by the Afghan intelligence operatives in capital Kabul.

A 12-year-old child assigned for a suicide mission surrendered himself to the security forces in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan last month.

According to the local security officials, the child was recently taken to Jalalabad city from the neighboring Pakistan for the suicide mission. -KP

THE PASHTUN TIMES

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