Religion of Peace: Child suicide bomber stripped of explosives, arrested in Iraq
Shocking images emerged Monday of Iraqi cops tackling a panicked boy — removing his suicide belt before he could detonate it on behalf of ISIS, officials said.
The boy, said to be as young as 12, burst into tears as authorities arrested him Sunday night in Kirkuk, a city claimed by both Iraq’s central government and the country’s Kurdish region.
The vest was later detonated in a controlled explosion, the Independent of the UK reported.
Police spokesman Col. Avrasiya Kamil Wais said the would-be bomber was thwarted an hour after another suicide bomber died when he attacked a Shiite mosque in the city, injuring three people.
Another suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday in Kirkuk but no other casualties were reported. – READ MORE