Spozhmai, 10, who was about to be used by the Taliban as a suicide bomber, talks as she sits at a police office in Helmand province on January 6, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/Noor Mohammad)
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Border police in southern Helmand province arrested the girl's father and were searching for the brother, named Zahir, who had escaped with the suicide vest, a commander said.The girl, who identified herself only as Spozhmai, told police her brother told her to approach a checkpoint in southern Helmand province and ask the deputy commander for a ride with him to neighboring Kunar province. I agreed then he attached the vest on my body and told me to spend the night here and leave in the morning". Afghanistan's Interior Ministry announced the girl's detention in a statement Monday, saying she was 10 years old and describing her brother as a "Taliban commander".
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