Iraqi Kurdish forces detain minor for wearing suicide vest

August 22, 2016 14:25

Iraqi police detained an 11-year-old boy near a Shi'ite mosque in Kirkuk city on Sunday after removing a suicide vest from him.

Kurdish TV channel Kurdistan 24 showed footage of two policemen holding the shirtless boy, while a third officer stripped the explosive belt off his body.

Kiruk's police chief Brigadier Khatab Omar said that the boy was carrying two kilograms of TNT explosive materials. He said the boy had entered the city five to six days ago.

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