An eight-year-old Pakistani girl was kidnapped by Islamist militants who forced her to wear a suicide vest to attack security forces, the Reuters website reports today (June 21, 2011).
Police produced the girl -- identified as Sohana Javaid -- before a news conference broadcast on Pakistani television channels.
The girl recalled how she was kidnapped from her hometown of Peshawar and brought to the Lower Dir district in the northwest.
She said she was forced to wear a suicide vest and driven to a security check post. She added, "I threw away the vest and started shouting (for help) as I came close to the checkpost and they (security forces) took me into custody."