Pak Taliban behind NWFP toy bombing incident

April 26th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Islamabad, Apr.26 (ANI): Pakistan has held the Taliban responsible for Saturday’s toy bombing incident in which 11 children were killed in Luqman Banda village in the Lower Dir area of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

Condemning the bombing incident, Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Interior Affairs Rehman Malik said that the Taliban has unveiled its real face by killing small children, and that it is now compelling the government to take stern action against them, The News reports.

Rehman told a private television channel that on special directives of the of the President and the Prime Minister, officials have been asked to probe the incident and find out whether the bombing was carried out in retaliation against the victims’ family members who might have refused their children to be turned into suicide bombers by the Taliban.

On Saturday, 11 children, all belonging to the same family, were killed when a explosive device with which they were playing suddenly exploded.

Local residents said that the bomb was planted near the wall of a girls’ school, but some of the villagers claimed that a street vendor while selling baby toys handed over the device to the children. (ANI)

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