Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Young girl in Afghanistan detailed after attempted suicide attack

See also

The young sister of a possible Taliban commander was told to strap a bomb to her body and walk into a town in Afghanistan.

Fortunately, the bomb never went off.

The BBC reported on Jan 6 that the trigger button was not detonated and the girl was detained by authorities.

Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry spokesperson confirmed that a soldier saw the approximately 10-year-old girl in the Helmand province on Sunday.

She allegedly was coerced by her brother to wear a vest of explosives and attack border police.

NDTV reported that the girl’s name is Spozhmay and that she seemed confused prior to soldiers seeing her in the area.

The young girl was taken to Lashkar Gah after the bomb did not go off.

Child and teen suicide bombers have been used by the Taliban for years.

President Hamid Karzai pardoned several teens in 2007 who were caught trying the same tactics as the young girl.

A girl younger than Spozhmay was tricked in 2011 into carrying a bomb into her town near a police car.

Taliban insurgents set off the bomb with a remote detonator. The blast killed the young girl and her body was taken to a security check point according to the New York Times.

Advertisement

News

  • Obama's Asia trip
    President Obama arrives in Asia, though he's not necessarily getting a warm welcome
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Ferry survivors deal with guilt
    The few heroes of the Korean ferry disaster deal with unimaginable survivor's guilt
    World News
  • Biden in Ukraine
    Vice President Biden urges Moscow to avoid further unrest in Ukraine
    Politics
  • Pujols hits 500th home run
    Albert Pujols becomes the latest player to hit 500 home runs in his career
    Camera
    Sports
  • North Korean nuclear test?
    South Korea detects another possible nuclear test from North Korea
    Headlines
  • NYPD's Twitter campaign backfires
    NYPD's campaign designed to amicably engage New Yorkers and cops backfires horribly
    Video
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!