Afghan would-be child suicide bomber
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Afghan girl's family 'forced attack'

13 January 2014 Last updated at 01:17 GMT

A young Afghan girl found wearing a suicide vest has told the BBC how her family tried to force her to attack a police checkpoint.

The girl described the details of the incident to BBC World Service Radio.

The nine-year-old spoke through authorities in Helmand province, who have taken her into protective custody.

Jonathan Savage reports.