ISIS kills child during booby-trap training by blowing him up: Iraqi official
By Mirwais Adeel - Mon Jul 13 2015, 1:50 pm
The incident took place in Salahuddin in Iraq’s north of Baghdad where the child was booby-trapped and was blown up by a remote control to teach ISIS fighters regarding the mechanisms.
Sadiq al-Husseini, head of the security committee in Iraq’s Diyala province quoted by the local newspaper – Iraqi News, said “The booby-trapping of the baby was a training mission for Isis to teach its elements the booby-trapping mechanisms.”
Condemning the act by the terror group, al-Husseini, said “The organisation does not care for the most basic human values.”
Al-Husseini further added “The available information indicate that Isis brought a baby, the son of a civilian (who) was executed a few weeks ago under the charges of killing Isis militants, in one of the training camps near Sharqat northern Salahuddin. The organisation booby-trapped and blew up the child in front of dozens of Isis militants by a remote.”
This is the first reports emerge regarding the use of child by the terror group for booby-trap training. The group has earlier used children as fighters.
Several videos have emerged from the areas under the control of the group which purportedly shows children executing prisoners, referring to them as the “Cubs of the Caliphate”.
The Islamic State also recently kidnapped hundreds of children to use them for suicide attacks.