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Taliban use children for suicide attacks: Wesa

Taliban use children for suicide attacks: Wesa

Aug 21, 2011 - 17:12

KANDAHARCITY (PANinfo-icon): The Talibaninfo-icon recently shifted war tactics, using underage children for suicide attacks, said the governor of southern Kandahar province on Sunday.

Addressing a gathering at the governor's house, Toryalai Wesa said using children for suicide attacks was an unforgiveable and intolerable act. He urged the insurgents to avoid using children for such purposes.

He said police had arrested two children, aged about 10 years, in the Spin Boldak border town. The boys had been tasked with carrying out suicide attacks by the Taliban, the governor alleged.

Wesa said another two children had been detained in Arghandab district. The boys were held while planting roadside bombs, he said, adding their video and pictures were available.

Wesa urged parents to concentrate on the future of their children and not let them fall into the hands of insurgents. He also asked families not to send their children for religious educationinfo-icon to Pakistaninfo-icon and other neighbouring countries.

He said there were more than 200 religious schools in Kandahar, where children were provided with a better environmentinfo-icon for education. The governor acknowledged minor children had been recruited into the armed forces.



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