Taliban militants forced an 8-year-old girl to carry a bag filled with explosives to an Afghan police checkpoint where it went off and killed her, authorities said.
No one else was hurt, but the chilling episode is believed to have involved the youngest child ever used in a suicide attack in Afghanistan.
The incident happened Saturday in central Uruzgan province, the Interior Ministry said.
“The insurgents handed over a bag with a homemade bomb to an eight-year-old girl and asked her to take it to police forces,” the ministry said in a statement, the Guardian newspaper reported.
“As the girl was getting close to the police, it exploded and killed the girl.”
The Taliban has denied using child bombers, but Afghan government officials say it has periodically occurred.
The assault was one of several shocking bombings in the past week on both sides of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
On Saturday, a husband-and-wife team of suicide bombers attacked a police station in Pakistan, killing eight officers and two civilians.
The same day, Taliban militants detonated a massive car bomb outside the maternity ward of an Afghan hospital, killing as many as 35 people.
Source: Daily News
The evil of men’s heart knows no bounds, and with the Coming of Christ ever closer, the wickedness of mankind will worsen.
To force an 8-year-old girl, into committing suicide and murder, is an abomination.
The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven
1At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
Causing to Stumble
6 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come! 8 If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. 9 And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.
It is just as Christ has said, wickedness is running rampant. Seek Christ, and repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is truly near.
Written by: Gloria