Taliban buying kids to for Rs 5 lakh to act as suicide bomber, says Rehman Malik

June 16th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Islamabad, June 16 (ANI): The Taliban is buying children for 500,000 to 2.5 million rupees to convert them into suicide bombers, and execute barbarous terrorist activities, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik has revealed.

Speaking at an award distribution ceremony, Malik said Pakistan is determined to continue the war against terrorism till the Taliban are flushed out of the country.

“We had two options either to surrender before the terrorists or fight with them and now terrorists were bound to run from Swat, Dir and Buner,” The News quoted Malik, as saying.

He claimed that insurgents based in Afghanistan were supplying weapons and ammunition to the Pak-Taliban, and the Pakistan government had taken up this matter with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Lashing out at the terrorists, Malik said they are responsible for tarnishing the image of Islam and Pakistan, and now citizen having Pakistani passports were being considered as terrorists in the world.

Malik said the Federal Government has decided to increase the Islamabad police strength by 20,000 to overcome the shortage in the force. (ANI)

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