Posted by: 1pakistani | July 5, 2009

Mehsud recruiting children for Pakistan attacks

A recently released video shows that notorious Taliban Chief Baitullah Mehsud has been increasingly buying and selling children for suicide bombings across Pakistan.The video released by military shows that Mehsud had trained several children at training camps in Waziristan and other northwestern region.

A military spokesman accused Mehsud of using children and teenagers for suicide attacks on major cities in Pakistan.

“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.”

Military officials said some of the children are as young as 11.

Sources said Mehsud had been selling trained children to other Taliban officials for $6,000 to $12,000.

This is while scores of teenagers have been forcibly taken awaud group for suicide training in South Waziristan in recent weeks.

Their parents had demanded release of their sons while Mehsud is reported to have refused to free them.

Mehsud, a warlord in his late 30s, has claimed responsibility for dozens of devastating attacks on both civilians and security forces.

The Pakistani military has mounted an all-out assault on pro-Taliban militants in the Waziristan tribal region along the Afghan border where Tehrik-e-Taliban leader, Baitullah Mehsud, and thousands of his men are hiding in the area.

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