Chocolates for being human bomb: Taliban lures starving kids
The Taliban is bribing children as young as eight with sweets to become suicide bombers.
London: The Taliban is bribing children as young as eight with sweets to become suicide bombers.
A new documentary has revealed that these starving orphans are lured with chocolate and money to wear bomb belts or grenade vests.
According to the Daily Star, the Dispatches programme also claimed children have been trained to use guns and explosive devices in Afghanistan.
A former fighter, Neaz, said he was eight when he was kidnapped by the Taliban after his parents were killed in a raid.
He claimed he was plied with sweets and given a suicide vest stuffed with grenades, and told him to blow himself up at a checkpoint.
He eventually escaped and now lives in an orphange.
According to the report, award-winning Afghan film-maker Najibullah Quraishi said that thousands of children are being recruited and taught to make bombs or become suicide bombers.