Afghanistan

Taliban Training Kids for Suicide Bombings

A Taliban leader is buying children, training them for suicide bombing missions, and selling the children for $6,000 to $12,000 to other Taliban leaders, U.S. and Pakistan officials say. "[Baitullah Mehsud] has been 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," the spokesman for the Pakistani army told CNN. A video of children at a training camp shows them killing and practicing exercises. Pakistan has stepped up its effort to remove the Taliban from its North West Frontier Province and, in response, the Taliban has increased the use of suicide bombing in the region.