Motivated by jihad to pick up guns. From the India Times, with thanks to Nicolei:
JAMMU: The Indian Army claims to be confronting a new problem along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir – teenaged militants, some as young as 13 or 14, wielding sophisticated arms.
According to an army spokesman here, Pakistan-based militant outfits Jaish-e-Mohammed, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen and even the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen have started pushing in teenagers to the Indian side.
The spokesman said in recent weeks, the army had apprehended nine such children armed with deadly weapons.
One of them was identified as 13-year-old Mohammad Islam of Sihota in Pakistan, the spokesman said. The teenager described to the army how he had been motivated for jehad and made to pick up guns.