Play dead: the sickening video that shows children recreating suicide bombings as a playground game
A shocking video has emerged from Pakistan showing children playing the role of a Taliban suicide bombing.
The 84-second clip shows Pashtun children recreating a terrorist attack, with a boy dressed in black – the “bomber” – being kissed and desired by his friends before embarking on his deadly mission.
In the single-take video, the “bomber” then approaches another boy, dressed in white, who appears to imitate a member of the security forces and tries to stop him.
See the video below …
Say goodbye: the bomber, dressed in black, hugs his friends before going on a mission
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Boom: the boys throw sand and dust in the air to simulate the explosion
But the young jihadist then “explodes” – with other boys throwing sand in the air to simulate the explosion – and others rush to examine the children playing dead.
Ahsan Masood, a Pashtun from Waziristan in Pakistan, posted the video on Facebook because he “thought it was funny.”
He said he believed it was filmed in Khost, Afghanistan, and sent to him via his cell phone by a friend.
It has been described as ‘horrific’ by a children’s charity in Pakistan, but others said it could be seen in a positive light as a children’s role play to cope with the violent circumstances they see. in their daily life.
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Salma Jafar of Save the Children UK in Pakistan told The Guardian: “It is horrible and alarming.
“These kids became fascinated by the bombers rather than condemning them.
“If they glorify violence now, they can be part of it later in life.”
However, Pakistani media commentator Fasi Zaka called the clip “the most incredible amateur video I have ever seen.”
“It’s disturbing but also sophisticated and creative – a single camera photo that captures everything. They reproduce what they see in their life around them.