8-year-old detained in Afghanistan for attempted terrorist attack

Police in Afghanistan have reportedly detained an 8-year-old girl who wore a suicide vest Sunday....

Police in Afghanistan have reportedly detained an 8-year-old girl who wore a suicide vest Sunday. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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, Last Updated: 1:33 PM ET

Police in Afghanistan have reportedly detained an 8-year-old girl who wore a suicide vest Sunday.

The girl allegedly tried to carry out an attack on border police in the Helmand province, located in the southern part of Afghanistan, the BBC reported. The report said it was unclear if the girl was unable to operate the button to detonate the vest, or if she was arrested before she could carry out the attack.

The report said the girl is the sister of a prominent Taliban commander.

The girl, who was said to be in a state of shock and confusion, has been transferred to the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah.


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