When recruitment fails, there’s always force. Or is this story just Sadiqullah’s attempt to avoid prosecution? “Waziristan teenager “˜kidnapped” from Peshawar for suicide mission in Karachi,” by Zar Nageen in the Daily Times, with thanks to DFS:
KARACHI: A teenager from South Waziristan has surfaced in Karachi with the extraordinary tale of being kidnapped by people who told him that they would make him carry out target killings and a suicide attack.
Sadiqullah, who says he is 14, told Daily Times from the office of the Ansar Burney Welfare Trust Friday that he was kept in a comfortable place with many other boys and five girls.
According to him, he is a class eight student who boards at a hostel of the Frontier Children Academy, Hayatabad, Peshawar. His father Sardar Ali Khan is a businessman from South Waziristan. He claims he was kidnapped from his hometown on January 16 and reached Karachi Thursday night where he turned up at the Karachi Press Club after spending three days with his kidnappers.
Sadiqullah asked the abductors how they managed to make a video of them while they were in the academy. He was told that they had been following him and his friend for several months and wanted them to perform some special task. They said that they would also bring Irfan in a few days and then they would have to commit several murders and a suicide attack.
Sadiqullah said that it was impossible for him to kill anything. Upon this, the kidnappers signalled to the other boys in the room who started beating him. He said that he fought back and was injured. He was tied in a corner of the room and was told that he should think over his decision for which he was given 25 minutes. Eventually, Sadiqullah said he agreed to kill others in order to protect his own life.
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