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Girl, 13: My Dad Gave Me to Boko Haram as Suicide Bomber

But when told she'd have to die to get to paradise, 'I said I cannot do it'

(Newser) - A 13-year-old says her father gave her to Boko Haram extremists and that she was arrested after refusing to explode a suicide bomb in Kano, Nigeria's second largest city in the north. Nigeria has suffered numerous suicide bombings in recent months carried out by girls and young women. That... More »

Taliban Recruits Child Suicide Bombers: Afghan Officials

Young boys describe how they were led into terror

(Newser) - Last weekend, the Afghan intelligence service paraded five young boys—some not yet adolescents—in front of reporters and photographers to send a clear message: "The Taliban are recruiting children in their ranks and using them to carry out suicide attacks in Afghanistan," a spokesman said. One 9-year-old... More »

14-Year-Old Suicide Bomber Captured After Vest Fails

Meanwhile another young teen blows up bus stop

(Newser) - Pakistani authorities have captured a 14-year-old who tried to blow himself up during a devastating attack on a Sufi shrine yesterday. Suicide bombers struck a pair of shrines in central Pakistan yesterday, killing 42 and wounding 100 of the thousands of people gathered for an annual festival near the city... More »

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