Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Arrested in Pakistan a girl with an explosive vest

Pakistani police arrested a small girl, eight years old, at a checkpoint in Balambat in Dir, a zone in the northwest border with Afghanistan. She wore a vest with explosives to carry out an attack.

In Pakistan, there have been several cases of children, not girls, recruited to commit suicide by planting explosives. One of the most recent occurred last February at a military recruitment center in the city of Mardan, in northwestern Pakistan: 31 people were killed when the bomb carrying a boy of 13 who had managed to conceal the explosive under his school uniform.

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