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Girl, 8, forced to wear suicide vest

2011-06-20 16:02

Islamabad - An eight-year-old Pakistani girl was kidnapped by Islamist militants who forced her to wear a suicide vest to attack security forces, police said on Monday.

Police produced the girl, identified as Sohana Javaid, before a news conference broadcast on Pakistani television channels.

The girl recalled how she was kidnapped in her hometown of Peshawar by two women and a man who pulled up in a car.

"They put a handkerchief on my mouth and I fell unconscious. They took me to some place. They gave me some biscuits to eat and I again fell unconscious," Sohana said in a video, according to a voice over translation on the tape.

Forced to wear a suicide vest, she was transported to a security check post in a small town in the Lower Dir district in the northwest.

"I moved towards the check post but I started shouting and was taken into custody," said Sohana.

There was no way to independently verify the story.

Pakistani authorities, who are facing a stubborn Taliban insurgency, have in the past produced would-be suicide bombers in front of television cameras. But they have been men or boys.

The Taliban have been blamed for many of the suicide bombings across Pakistan.

Comments
  • JustinD - 2011-06-20 16:29

    wow these cowards hit new lows everyday. Would love to physically destroy one of these sub-humans with my bare hands.

      Frungy - 2011-06-20 17:53

      While I don't approve of kidnapping little girls I think we also need to bear in mind that the U.S. have been running bombing drones into Pakistan for the last 5 years killing innocent civilians, just like this little girl, and the U.N. (read U.S.) forces have more confirmed civilian kills than taliban kills (last time I checked they killed 1 taliban for every 3 civilians). Yes, kidnapping little girls and putting them in suicide vests is wrong, but so is killing 3 women or children in the hopes of getting 1 terrorist. There are no heroes in this "War against terror", just two monsters killing everyone around them.

  • R.Suppards - 2011-06-20 16:34

    These lowlifes could walk under a snake's belly with a turban on. Any comments / condemnation from Muslim fundamentalists?

      Barry M - 2011-06-20 16:54

      No condemnation from them - they can't read!

      NO-BULL - 2011-06-21 09:37

      How would you get a turban on a snake's belly??? ;P

  • JewelZA - 2011-06-20 16:43

    These people are mentally ill

  • Liesbet - 2011-06-20 16:43

    Poor child.... what type of mom will she be one day...

      Krush - 2011-06-20 17:21

      What has this got to do with her being a mother?

      GonnyVonYuri - 2011-06-20 18:57

      She'll be a mom who sends her kids to throw stones at armed soldiers - a moronic dumb mom

  • Shivermetimb - 2011-06-20 17:30

    You will not find justification of this anywhere in the Koran. It would be correct for the Islamist leadership to roundly condemn this. However, I will not hold my breath.

      Shivermetimb - 2011-06-20 20:06

      GonnyVonYuri, I'm looking for the bit where it says blow up little kids instead of having the balls to fight yourself and I cant seem to find it???

      Cornix - 2011-06-20 22:40

      Here is what Muslims teach their children: 3 YEAR OLD MUSLIM GIRL YEARNS TO KILL INFIDELS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjbJnZUJTYU A must see!

      Waleed Toefy - 2011-06-21 12:14

      constant stereotyping has revealed your IQ.. please keep talking however if my family was being killed, raped, children being mass murdered by snipers and white phospher being dispersed over schools, starved and put in concentration camps divided by an apartheid berlin iron wall, for the purpose of ethnic cleansing,,.. i wouldnt blame my kid for hating the nazi zionists at all

      Verity Fourie - 2014-01-06 21:30

      @waleed, you have described what Jews endured under Hitler but I still don't see jews strapping on bombs on children, they love their children. It is more than playing the pathetic victim, it is about inbred beliefs and morals. You will know them by their fruit.

  • jaydon - 2011-06-21 08:02

    is this called a "holy" war? very intersting they use children...some of them mentally retarded....some of them they threaten to kill their families if they dont become suicide bombers....even more interesting that some muslims believe this is justified and defend this action, and that islam is a religion of peace and tolerance

  • 5IL3NC3 - 2011-06-25 14:53

    The story is not even verifiable, its total nonsense. It was just a diversion...

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