A 10 Year Old Who Refused To Carry Out Suicide Mission

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A 10 year-old-girl, who refused to carry out suicide mission fears family, will strap another bomb to her if she goes home.

10 year old girl who refused to carry out suicide attack
10 year old girl who refused to carry out suicide attack

The 10-year-old girl has petitioned Afghanistan’s president to help her find a safe new home days after her brother — a Taliban commander — allegedly strapped an explosives-packed vest to her.
In an interview with The Associated Press, the girl known as Spozhmai says she fears that if she returns to her family she again will be asked to blow herself up in a suicide bombing attack. She asked Afghan President Karzai to put her “in a good place.

Spozhmai, who authorities say is 10, was detained by police Monday after what they described as a failed attempt to blow up a police checkpoint in southern Khan Nishin district. She is in protective custody in the Helmand provincial capital Lashkargah. Police continue to search for the girl’s brother, who they say escaped with the suicide vest.