Iraqi police stop child suicide bomber

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Time for a diet of pork and the New Testament.


A child bomber dressed in a Barcelona football shirt was detained moments before he was apparently planning to carry out a suicide attack in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk.

The distressed youngster, aged about 12 or 13, was stripped of his clothing to reveal an explosive belt about to be detonated.

Video footage shows security officers holding the boy still by his arms as they painstakingly remove the explosives from around his waist.

The boy can be seen gingerly stepping out of the belt before officers frantically rush him away.

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