Taliban's child suicide bomber surrenders in Afghanistan

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Feb. 4 (ANI): A 12-year-old child suicide bomber who was forced to carry out a suicide attack by the Taliban militants surrendered himself to the police in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the child, Abdullah, was appointed for a suicide attack by the Taliban insurgents but he managed to escape on Friday and handed over himself to the Afghan Local Police forces in Helmand, reports Khaama Press. The militant group has not commented on the report so far. This comes as the parties involved in the conflict have long been criticized for recruiting children in wars. The United Nations in a report earlier last year said they have recorded at 48 children recruited by the parties involved in the conflict. The report also expressed concerns regarding the use of seminaries in the tribal regions along Durand Line for recruitment of children.(ANI)