Leder for Pakistans Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, driver selvmordsskole for barn. Familier tvinges til å avgi et barn, eller de kidnappes og selges til selvmordsoppdrag.
Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud has been increasingly using the children in attacks, the officials said. A video released by Pakistan’s military shows the children training for the task.
In the video of a training camp, children can be seen going through exercises.
Mehsud has been selling the children, once trained, to other Taliban officials for $6,000 to $12,000, Pakistani military officials said. Watch more about the child bombers »
Some of the children are as young as 11, the officials said.
«He has been admitting he holds a training center for young boys, for preparing them for suicide bombing. So he is on record saying all this, accepting these crimes,» said Major General Akhtar Abbas, spokesman for the Pakistani army.
Taliban skal også være til stede i de nye flyktningsleirene og utnytter den prekære situasjonen til å rekruttere nye medlemmer.