National Directorate of Security (NDS) – Afghanistan’s intelligence agency – has arrested a group of suspected terrorists who were using children to transport bombs and other explosive materials in order to trick security forces.
A statement issued by NDS on Thursday states that Saifullah S/O Hayat Khan, Hikmatullah S/O Shah Malang and Fazal Haq S/O Abdullah Gul were arrested red handed from the jurisdictions of eastern Nangarhar province.
According to the statement, the group was involved in terrorist activities and distributing night letters for Taliban who were arrested with 40 Taliban related night letters, magnetic bomb, pistol, military suit and a motorcycle they were using in destructive actions.
The statement adds that the group was using two children in their terrorist activities.
Statements issued by NDS usually do not contain exact information about the incidents but its statements come after recent activities.
This is not the only time children are being used in terrorist activities. In several other incidents in the past children have become the victims of the terrorism.