Afghanistan: An Afghan girl who says her brother sought to use her as a suicide bomber asked President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday to find her a new home.
In an interview with The Associated Press, the girl known as Spozhmai said she fears that if she returns to her family she again will be asked to blow herself up with an explosives-packed vest. During the interview she called on Karzai to put her “in a good place.”
Spozhmai, who authorities say is 10, was detained by police Monday after what they described as a botched attempt to blow up a police checkpoint in southern Khan Nishin district.
She is in protective custody in the Helmand provincial capital Lashkargah. Police continue to search for the girl's brother, who they say escaped with the suicide vest.
“If I go back they will do the same to me, they will make me wear the suicide vest,” Spozhmai told the AP. “I won't go back there. God didn't make me to be a suicide bomber.”