Police in Afghanistan have arrested four people on suspicion of abducting and trafficking children, who were to be used as suicide bombers. It is believed the group was headed to Quetta, Pakistan. Pakistan and Afghanistan have experienced considerable unrest in recent months as the Taliban and Daesh exploit gaps in security and in law and order in the two counties.

From Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Afghan Police: Children Kidnapped To Be Suicide Bombers For Taliban

At least one of the children who was to be trained as a suicide bomber was 4, a regional governor said, and they may have been drugged as well.

Police arrested four alleged traffickers transporting the children in two vans during a security operation in the southeastern province of Ghazni, near the border with Pakistan, on July 9.

Their final destination was the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, where the leadership of the Afghan Taliban is believed to be based, officials said.

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