The 12-year-old boy the Taliban tried to recruit
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Afghan boy escapes Helmand Taliban suicide bomber plan

In Helmand province in Afghanistan the Taliban have tried to recruit a 12-year-old boy as a suicide bomber.

They kidnapped him and made a suicide vest to fit him, but he ran away in the night before they could carry out their plan.

The BBC's David Loyn reports from Lashkar Gah, in Helmand.

  • 27 Jan 2013
  • From the section Asia
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