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Taliban continue to use child bombers: NDS

Taliban continue to use child bombers: NDS

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Jun 07, 2015 - 17:22

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The spy agency on Sunday said two little brothers being trained by insurgents for a suicide mission had been rescued and reunited with their family.

A Talibaninfo-icon commander Rahmatullah had taken the two brothers from their family , in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province under the pretext of enrolling them in a religious school in Helmand province, the National Directorate of Security said in a statement.

The brothers, Mohammad Amin, 12, and Fazl Amin, 9, were forced to become suicide bombers at the seminary and were kept in chains in order not to runaway, the statement said.

The two were rescued during an operation, the statement said without giving further details. The NDSinfo-icon urged families to be alert about their children being taken to seminaries by Taliban insurgents.

Earlier the agency had said the Taliban insurgents were using children for suicide attacks as they struggled with a shortage of manpower.

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