Taliban Send 8-Year Old Girl To Her Death

While targeting civilians in Kabul, the Taliban allegedly tricked an eight-year old girl into carrying a package containing a remote-control detonated bomb.

Only the girl was killed in the blast, which occurred Sunday morning in the village of Uwshi in the Char Chino District, said Fazal Ahmad Shirzad, the police chief of Oruzgan Province.

The scene after a Taliban suicide bombing in Pakistan in May, 2011 © Hasham Ahmed/AFP/Getty Images

Mr. Shirzad said he believed the girl was unaware that the bag she had been given by Taliban insurgents held a bomb. Her body was “taken to a nearby security check post, and the police called her relatives,” he said.

As I write this I think of my two daughters and wonder what kind of people would find that acceptable?

But then I realize that in fact, this has been the way of the Taliban since their creation in 1994 by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence.

Women were treated as virtual slaves not just within the burqa but also in the home and village.

Sexual minorities were brutally executed in publicly held displays in stadiums.

And now, the Taliban have been involved in the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians across Afghanistan while their brethren, the Tehrek-e-Taliban Pakistan has been killing civilians in neighboring Pakistan with almost as much efficiency.

When will it end? When the leadership of the Taliban are brought to justice. We have called on the International Criminal Court to prosecute those responsible for this blatant disregard for any human rights or humanitarian law.

Until that happens, however, I can’t help but mourn the deaths of innocent civilians like that eight-year old girl who thought that she was being helpful.

She was someone’s daughter whose life was snuffed out because of elders who should have known better.

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36 thoughts on “Taliban Send 8-Year Old Girl To Her Death

  1. Je ne comprends pas tres bien l anglais, mais j ai pu saisir les grandes lignes. La bas, ces "problemes" existent depuis longtemps, seulement les medias en parle que tres rarement donc beaucoup ont tendance a oublier. Les femmes portant la burqua, les civiles executes de sans froid, cette fille qui a ete tuee… cest revoltant, certes … :-(

  2. I was in the Air Force, was in a bombing, now a service connected disabled veteran, I fought to save lives, and I would die to save a life, almost did twice. I also have my own ministry – outreach program on Youtube, channel name; Cyber Salvation. I know my video's are being viewed by almost every country, and my motto is; "World Peace is Possible", and alot of my friends are musicians (like myself), who are charity fund raisers and benificial guardians of love for this quest to end war, innocent chidren being used as human shields, and bombings like this one in this article. It brings tears to my eyes to hear of such a travesty, and angers my heart. Please join my on youtube at; cybersalvation, and help spread, "WORLD PEACE", LOVE Y'ALL David

  3. It saddens me that someone could be that cruel…especially to an 8 year old who hadn't even had the chance to live.

  4. how many 8 yr olds has the 'forces of good' killed? we will probably never know because the mainstream media doesnt report that stuff

  5. How do you sq your headline with "Mr. Shirzad said he believed the girl was unaware that the bag"

  6. Je ne comprends pas tres bien l anglais, mais j ai pu saisir les grandes lignes. La bas, ces “problemes” existent depuis longtemps, seulement les medias en parle que tres rarement donc beaucoup ont tendance a oublier. Les femmes portant la burqua, les civiles executes de sans froid, cette fille qui a ete tuee… cest revoltant, certes … :-(

  7. I was in the Air Force, was in a bombing, now a service connected disabled veteran, I fought to save lives, and I would die to save a life, almost did twice. I also have my own ministry – outreach program on Youtube, channel name; Cyber Salvation. I know my video’s are being viewed by almost every country, and my motto is; “World Peace is Possible”, and alot of my friends are musicians (like myself), who are charity fund raisers and benificial guardians of love for this quest to end war, innocent chidren being used as human shields, and bombings like this one in this article. It brings tears to my eyes to hear of such a travesty, and angers my heart. Please join my on youtube at; cybersalvation, and help spread, “WORLD PEACE”, LOVE Y’ALL David

  8. It saddens me that someone could be that cruel…especially to an 8 year old who hadn’t even had the chance to live.

  9. how many 8 yr olds has the ‘forces of good’ killed? we will probably never know because the mainstream media doesnt report that stuff

  10. How do you sq your headline with “Mr. Shirzad said he believed the girl was unaware that the bag”

  11. Both Taliban & US army contractors are Sadistic Brutes to Afghan villagers They go on nightly raids in Afghan / pakistan villages randomly kill peasants, abduct some, then take to isolated farm house used as US Interrog Centres. These jackboot stromtroopers use tactics similar to that used by the French Paramilitary in Colonial Algeria. Read the Book of Decade " Battle of Algiers " by Ted Morgans to get contemporary insights. Vietnam & N. Ireland civilians experienced similar horror. Since the time of Don Rums & Dick Pearl of President Bush Admin, There is blanket Ban on CNN, BBC & major News Reportage NOT to show Afghan Carnage to US Public. 2 Reasons for Media Censorship are that US soldier cannot be held accountable for crimes committed on Afghans & American Public remain uninformed & ignorant of the brutality committed by their Military & Private Army Xe ( means Ex CIA employee ) formerly known as Blackwater.
    After wikileaks exposed Blackwaters serial killing of Iraqi Reporters, Blackwater was renamed Xe.
    UK has its own Private Army run by Ex & not so Ex MI5, 6, 7. Working in Parallel with Military. Most of psychotic acts are committed by this Private
    Army. But they cannot be prosecuted in Law Courts as they are protected by Official Military hierarchy. After All they rape of afghan Minority Tribal women & 8 year girls is acceptable. Rape Blood money is handed out to meddlesome Family members.On contrast Taliban Culture is Misogynist still based on Middle Ages Feudalism their nearest partners are Saudi Sheikhdom.
    They both spend a lot of waking hours debating Womens Dressing ie Burkha
    En= Head to Toe sacklike outfit, designed by the Monarch himself. The Question one asks is Has he artistic Flair or What ?
    Who is paying the Price for Blood letting tween USA ( Drone Bombing ) Private Army ( Xe ) and the Misogynous Cruelty embedded Taliban sending Babies to destruction. Its the Silent Long Suffering Young Girls & Women of Afghan.
    For the suffering Majority the Present Leadership are not fully equipped to bring Human rights & Dignity to many. Gandhi, RFK, MLK are no more. So Whos going to speak for marginalized constituency. What Not One Politician around !!
    Imagine It must be perpetual hell for many a beautiful girl & widows in fields of Afg. Caught between Taliban vs Nato.
    END
    Naz

  12. this is our situation in Afghanistan we fled from that kind of crimes and brutality and we took refugee to UNHCR in Turkey we have been recognized as convention refugees by UNHCR but we have been delayed too long for resettlement, where is the human being has been gone? World hear our voices we are human please take a look at our bad condition in Turkey .

  13. Both Taliban & US army contractors are Sadistic Brutes to Afghan villagers They go on nightly raids in Afghan / pakistan villages randomly kill peasants, abduct some, then take to isolated farm house used as US Interrog Centres. These jackboot stromtroopers use tactics similar to that used by the French Paramilitary in Colonial Algeria. Read the Book of Decade ” Battle of Algiers ” by Ted Morgans to get contemporary insights. Vietnam & N. Ireland civilians experienced similar horror. Since the time of Don Rums & Dick Pearl of President Bush Admin, There is blanket Ban on CNN, BBC & major News Reportage NOT to show Afghan Carnage to US Public. 2 Reasons for Media Censorship are that US soldier cannot be held accountable for crimes committed on Afghans & American Public remain uninformed & ignorant of the brutality committed by their Military & Private Army Xe ( means Ex CIA employee ) formerly known as Blackwater.
    After wikileaks exposed Blackwaters serial killing of Iraqi Reporters, Blackwater was renamed Xe.
    UK has its own Private Army run by Ex & not so Ex MI5, 6, 7. Working in Parallel with Military. Most of psychotic acts are committed by this Private
    Army. But they cannot be prosecuted in Law Courts as they are protected by Official Military hierarchy. After All they rape of afghan Minority Tribal women & 8 year girls is acceptable. Rape Blood money is handed out to meddlesome Family members.On contrast Taliban Culture is Misogynist still based on Middle Ages Feudalism their nearest partners are Saudi Sheikhdom.
    They both spend a lot of waking hours debating Womens Dressing ie Burkha
    En= Head to Toe sacklike outfit, designed by the Monarch himself. The Question one asks is Has he artistic Flair or What ?
    Who is paying the Price for Blood letting tween USA ( Drone Bombing ) Private Army ( Xe ) and the Misogynous Cruelty embedded Taliban sending Babies to destruction. Its the Silent Long Suffering Young Girls & Women of Afghan.
    For the suffering Majority the Present Leadership are not fully equipped to bring Human rights & Dignity to many. Gandhi, RFK, MLK are no more. So Whos going to speak for marginalized constituency. What Not One Politician around !!
    Imagine It must be perpetual hell for many a beautiful girl & widows in fields of Afg. Caught between Taliban vs Nato.
    END
    Naz

  14. this is our situation in Afghanistan we fled from that kind of crimes and brutality and we took refugee to UNHCR in Turkey we have been recognized as convention refugees by UNHCR but we have been delayed too long for resettlement, where is the human being has been gone? World hear our voices we are human please take a look at our bad condition in Turkey .

  15. Who gave you evidence that the Taliban carried out this attack and btw the Taliban was created by the US and not the ISI. Dont provide a whole lot of lies camouflaged in a little bit of truth.

  16. Who gave you evidence that the Taliban carried out this attack and btw the Taliban was created by the US and not the ISI. Dont provide a whole lot of lies camouflaged in a little bit of truth.

  17. Dear NazK,

    MAGNIFICENT, MAGNIFICENT, MAGNIFICENT, your mail !!

    i'll try to get Ted Morgan's "Battle of Algiers", as you recommend !! It seems unmissable !!!

    Your critical comments ALSO MOST welcome, dear Harry C, Martin van Houten, & Reality ….

    Plus Zaki's URGENT call !!

    ALL of you galvanize me with your voices !!!

  18. Dear NazK,

    MAGNIFICENT, MAGNIFICENT, MAGNIFICENT, your mail !!

    i’ll try to get Ted Morgan’s “Battle of Algiers”, as you recommend !! It seems unmissable !!!

    Your critical comments ALSO MOST welcome, dear Harry C, Martin van Houten, & Reality ….

    Plus Zaki’s URGENT call !!

    ALL of you galvanize me with your voices !!!

  19. Without sounding too forensic, I wonder how much of an eight-year old's body would have been left if this story is true ? Propaganda does nothing to enlighten us, and none could defend every action of the Taliban (the very name is selective- like the Gooks in the 60's 70's) -but is this story true as stated in the headline? Small-scale atrocities have very often been committed by resistance fighters faced with better-armed invaders. Let's get out of Afghanistan now

  20. Without sounding too forensic, I wonder how much of an eight-year old’s body would have been left if this story is true ? Propaganda does nothing to enlighten us, and none could defend every action of the Taliban (the very name is selective- like the Gooks in the 60′s 70′s) -but is this story true as stated in the headline? Small-scale atrocities have very often been committed by resistance fighters faced with better-armed invaders. Let’s get out of Afghanistan now

  21. Lies of the US everywhere. If the girl was dead how did we find out the Taliban was to blame? Most Muslim men I have met could not harm a child. Only if they are a product of US training could the Taliban do so.
    American service women raped by fellow soldiers, women and children kept in Rail cars byDynaCorp/ Xe for sex slaves, the former School of the Americas teaches rape as a tool for students,as well as genital electrocution .
    Women in the US nightly remove their clothes to make ends meet. Disney sells a dim view of women daily to all ages.
    Yeah, I see how the US wants to spread it's form of freedom. http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/3848/ http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/10/367345.s

    Stop the Wars Now

  22. Lies of the US everywhere. If the girl was dead how did we find out the Taliban was to blame? Most Muslim men I have met could not harm a child. Only if they are a product of US training could the Taliban do so.
    American service women raped by fellow soldiers, women and children kept in Rail cars byDynaCorp/ Xe for sex slaves, the former School of the Americas teaches rape as a tool for students,as well as genital electrocution .
    Women in the US nightly remove their clothes to make ends meet. Disney sells a dim view of women daily to all ages.
    Yeah, I see how the US wants to spread it's form of freedom. http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/3848/ http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/10/367345.s

    Stop the Wars Now

  23. Lies of the US everywhere. If the girl was dead how did we find out the Taliban was to blame? Most Muslim men I have met could not harm a child. Only if they are a product of US training could the Taliban do so.
    American service women raped by fellow soldiers, women and children kept in Rail cars byDynaCorp/ Xe for sex slaves, the former School of the Americas teaches rape as a tool for students,as well as genital electrocution .
    Women in the US nightly remove their clothes to make ends meet. Disney sells a dim view of women daily to all ages.
    Yeah, I see how the US wants to spread it's form of freedom. http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/3848/ http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/10/367345.s

    Stop the Wars Now

  24. Lies of the US everywhere. If the girl was dead how did we find out the Taliban was to blame? Most Muslim men I have met could not harm a child. Only if they are a product of US training could the Taliban do so.
    American service women raped by fellow soldiers, women and children kept in Rail cars byDynaCorp/ Xe for sex slaves, the former School of the Americas teaches rape as a tool for students,as well as genital electrocution .
    Women in the US nightly remove their clothes to make ends meet. Disney sells a dim view of women daily to all ages.
    Yeah, I see how the US wants to spread it’s form of freedom.
    http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/3848/
    http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/10/367345.shtml

    Stop the Wars Now

  25. All of this is hearsay and on Amnesty International it is treated as fact? AI you suck rotten eggs all the way.

  26. All of this is hearsay and on Amnesty International it is treated as fact? AI you suck rotten eggs all the way.

  27. talking about peacfull world…so how about preserve the futur world first.
    little girl peut etre qu'il n'aura jamais a s'inquieter de t'avoir oter la precieuse vie que tu venait a peine d'entammer, peut etre meme, qu'il y pencera jamais, ta mere ta donner la vie qu'un ''messieurs'' ta la reprise si rapidement, si seulement je pouvais faire queleque chose a cela.

  28. talking about peacfull world…so how about preserve the futur world first.
    little girl peut etre qu’il n’aura jamais a s’inquieter de t’avoir oter la precieuse vie que tu venait a peine d’entammer, peut etre meme, qu’il y pencera jamais, ta mere ta donner la vie qu’un ”messieurs” ta la reprise si rapidement, si seulement je pouvais faire queleque chose a cela.

  29. A pervasive problem in attributing horrible acts to "The Taliban" has an analogy in attributing horrible acts to "Christians." Both of above are vague very general categories and come in infinite varieties. Some religions are less bad than others. Certain "faith-based" belief-systems are actually non-violent and peaceful. OK ?

  30. A pervasive problem in attributing horrible acts to “The Taliban” has an analogy in attributing horrible acts to “Christians.” Both of above are vague very general categories and come in infinite varieties. Some religions are less bad than others. Certain “faith-based” belief-systems are actually non-violent and peaceful. OK ?