A child believed to be about 13 years old blew himself up yesterday in southern Afghanistan, killing three British marines. The Taliban denied the accusation, despite the fact that they, “have previously recruited students from religious schools to carry out suicide attacks in Afghanistan,” says the New York Times in their report Britain Reports Boy Conducted Suicide Attack in Afghanistan.
For more information, see:
- Video showing child soldiers being recruited, trained, and killed in Afghanistan
- Afghan children still fighting on the front lines