Two young boys lobbed grenades at a police post in Sopore town. They were pushing a handcart. They took cover while throwing a grenade and then melted away into a narrow lane.
This was the first time Lashkar-e-Taiba, the militant Islamist organization, used children for terror acts. They were paid 500 rupees (9 USD) each for throwing the grenade.
The boys were barely in their teens – one of them was 12 years old, the other 13. Sons of vegetable vendors, they never went to school. The two were released after their families gave personal bonds.
Source: Hindustan Times
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