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Afghan girl, 10, forced to wear suicide vest, rescued

New Delhi: The Afghan Interior Ministry says it has detained Spozhmay, a 10-year-old girl who was about to be used by Taliban as a suicide bomber.The girl was allegedly rescued before she could blow up
India TV News Desk January 07, 2014 12:03 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: The Afghan Interior Ministry says it has detained Spozhmay, a 10-year-old girl who was about to be used by Taliban as a suicide bomber.

The girl was allegedly rescued before she could blow up her suicide vest in the southern province of Helmand.

The girl had been persuaded to attack border police after male relatives accused her of having "illicit relations" with officers,

She was strapped into a bomb harness by one of her elder brothers and sent across a river to her target in southern Helmand.

But she began crying with cold while crossing the river and her brother, a suspected Taliban commander called Zahir, fled, according to the Pahjwok news agency.

Some reports said she was still wearing the vest when she handed herself in to the police; others said Zahir took it with him.