Hindu Vivek Kendra
«« Back
Mehsud buying children for suicide bombings: Reports

Mehsud buying children for suicide bombings: Reports

Author: PTI
Publication: The New Indian Express
Date: July 4, 2009
URL: http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/print.aspx?artid=BttfhMoXor0=

Turning suicide bombing into a "production output" Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsud is spending up to Rs One million to buy children who could be made suicide bombers, US media today quoted Pakistani and American officials as saying.

A Pakistani official told the Washington Times that the price for child bombers was Rs 500,000 to Rs One million.

"Mehsud has turned suicide bombing into a production output, not unlike the way Toyota outputs cars," a US defence official said, adding the suicide bombers when ready could be sold, bartered or even picked up by other groups.

The price of a child depended on need of the bomber, and how close he was expected to hit the target.
A former Afghan militant said, "Fighting is not the issue What is unusual is making these young fighters into suicide bombers It is a crime against God.

Back                          Top

«« Back
  Search Articles
  Special Annoucements