Soldiers sickened by Taliban tactic of using children as suicide bombers
Murray Brewster, THE CANADIAN PRESS
ARGHANDAB DISTRICT, Afghanistan – Not much comes as a shock to soldiers, but even for men who may have seen it all, the suicide bombing involving a young Afghan boy has taken the already bitter war in this country to a whole new level of savagery.
It was the utter cruelty of the attack Friday that wounded two Canadians and took life of an Afghan soldier on patrol in Zhari district that has made if even the most weather-beaten, battle-hardended faces blanche.
Suicide bomber as young as 10 hits CanadiansÂ
Two soldiers injured near KandaharÂ
MAY 17, 2008Â
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN — A boy, possibly as young as 10, was used in a suicide-bombÂ
attack against a joint Canadian and Afghan army patrol in Afghanistan yesterday.Â
Two Canadian soldiers and two Afghan soldiers were wounded in the attack about 40 kilometres fromÂ
Kandahar city, the military said.Â
Military sources told CTV the boy was about 10, and that he approached the soldiers with his hands inÂ
the air, alluding to the possibility the bomb was possibly detonated from a distance by remote control.Â
“The suicide bomber was a boy wearing a vest,” a military spokesman told The Globe and Mail lastÂ