March 14th, 2013
05:04 AM ET

Kids young as 8 used as bombers in Pakistan

A separatist group fighting the Pakistani government for years has deployed a new weapon in its arsenal, police said: child bombers.

Police in the southwestern Balochistan province say they have arrested a group of children as young as 8 that the United Baloch Army has been using to carry out attacks.

"All the children belong to extremely poor and down-trodden families," officer Zubair Mehmood told a crowded news conference Wednesday.


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  1. Andrew

    What else can you expect from Pakis who blindly believe in whatever their illiterate and ignorant mullahs say. Followers of a violent cult will always practice violence and killing.

    March 14, 2013 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Waqas

      It is what media prints out, what could 8 year old child can do?. He barely speak, and do things.

      March 14, 2013 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hairy

    More cavemen

    March 14, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    The latest proposal to drive the Taliban and Al Qaeda out of
    the mountains of Afghanistan is to send in the ASF (Alabama
    Special Forces.) Billy Bob, Bubba, Boo, Sco oter, Co oter and Junior
    are being sent in with the following information about the Taliban:

    1. The season opened last weekend.

    2. There is no limit.

    3. They taste just like chicken.

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    6. They were responsible for Dale Earnhardt's death.

    We estimate it should be over in just about two days.

    March 14, 2013 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Yeah, that's real classy ther Mo.

      March 14, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mo

      @bobcat - I am glad that you liked it.
      Here is another one for you:
      Q: Wanna hear a joke?
      A: Muslim Women’s Rights.

      March 14, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©


    A public school teacher was arrested at Heathrow Airport today
    for attempting to board a flight while in possession of a compass,
    a protractor, and a graphical calculator.

    Authorities believe he is a member of the notorious Al Gebra movement.

    He has been charged with carrying weapons of math instruction.

    March 14, 2013 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Mo

      Hey Islamic bob,
      There are too many of your Pakistani Muslims who work at Heathrow as cleaners and the security is a concern because of that reason. Yes, you guessed it right - It was a bomb in the pencil box your Pakistani Islamic kid was hiding.

      March 14, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mo

      Hey Islamic Bob,
      Here is another joke for you.

      In an apartment building in New York, Abdul lives on the first floor, Mohammed on the second floor and John on the third floor. The building explodes – who lives?

      John of course – he was at work.

      March 14, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      Mo sounds retarded. Doesn't know he's on an AMERICAN site. Poor Mohammed. Allah akbar.

      March 14, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    These weapons are rightly banned

    March 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Dear bloggers its not that simple. Balochistan has been the hub of spy agencies from four corners especially RAW from their arch enemy India.

    March 14, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Indians want it separated and come under their influence, Russians have had an eye on this 'real estate' for long and lately we too started coveting this region.

    March 14, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    The devastation you see in Pakistan to keep it destabilized is in the interest of many a powers.

    March 14, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    So because these kids families are poor they sell their children to become suicide bombers??? That is appalling!

    March 14, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Yes Chisti, It is not nice that your Pakistani Islamic people are selling children to become suicide bombers.

      March 14, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Greg

    Using kids as bombers? Disgusting, barbaric, Islamic people.

    March 14, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jackie

    sick. How can they possibly think that using kids is the right way?

    March 14, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ronvan

    'Extremely Poor & down trodden families"? Sounds like about 97% of these countries peoples! "Brainwashed" from birth, a religion that supports & teaches it is right to kill the infidels, which includes its own people, tribal wars & traditions that are so outdated! And they are unwilling to change!

    March 15, 2013 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |