May 1 2011
What a proud moment for his mother. A 12-year-old suicide bomber killed four people and wounded a dozen in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, while a Taliban clash with police left two civilians and two police dead.
NY POST – The boy — thought to be one of the country’s youngest-ever suicide attackers — detonated a vest packed with explosives in a marketplace in Paktika province near the Pakistan border, provincial spokesman Mukhlis Afghan said in a statement.
“The head of Shkin district council, Shair Nawaz, a woman and two other men were killed and 12 others were wounded,” the statement said.
Taliban militants in neighboring Ghazni province meanwhile ambushed a police vehicle and sparked an exchange of fire, deputy provincial police chief Mohammad Hussain said.
“Two policemen and two civilians including a woman were killed,” Hussain said. Another 13 civilians were wounded when a bomb attached to a bicycle parked in front of Ghazni police headquarters exploded Sunday, he added.
Five of the wounded were in critical condition, Mohammad Ismail Ibrahimzada, the head of Ghazni hospital, said. No one has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks but Hussain blamed Taliban insurgents.
MUSLIM CHILDREN PRACTICING TO BE SUICIDE BOMBERS