4 traffickers detained, 41 children rescued
KABUL CITY (PAN): Security forces in eastern Kunar province arrested four human traffickers for smuggling 41 Afghan children to Pakistani seminaries for terrorist attacks, a Ministry of Interior official said on Monday.
The detainees, involved in terrorist activities, had deceived residents of Watapur district by telling them their children would receive Islamic education in Pakistan, Ghulam Sadiq Siddiqui, the ministry spokesman, told a news conference in Kabul.
He said: “The detainees wanted to brainwash the children and train them in terrorist activities against the Afghan government,” The children, between the ages of 6 and 11 years, were reunited with their families after being rescued by police.
Siddiqui asked parents to be careful while allowing aliens to take their children for education in Pakistanis seminaries. “Parents should not be deceived by the people who want to train children for terrorist activities.” he said.