Haqqani network named as a terrorist group and responsible for suicide bombing in Kabul carried by 14-year-old boy
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Haqqani network named as a terrorist group and responsible for suicide bombing in Kabul carried by 14-year-old boy

Kabul : Afghanistan | Sep 09, 2012 at 8:56 AM PDT
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At least six Afghan civilians killed in a deadly attack by a suicide bomber, who happened to be 14-year-old boy, who blew up himself outside NATO headquarters in Afghan capital Saturday.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacked but not all they say were accurate. An Afghan based Haqqani network was blamed for the death of the civilians and deadly bombing.

Haqqanis network has now a terrorist label given by Obama's administration, three decade ago when the U.S. supported the same militants to fight the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

Months of having debate, Secretary Hilary Clinton took an action to blacklist the Haqqani network. U.S designation is to put more pressure on the new terrorist group, who happens to be not a Pakistani nationals, according representative to Pakistan's Embassy in Washington.

U.S has been battling against Haqqanis for more than a month. One of their high ranking leader Badruddin Haqqani has been killed in a drone strike.

Brig Gen. Günter Katz, a Nato spokesman condemned the attacked, said: "If these reports are true, by taking advantage of an impressionable child to carry out this attack, the insurgents display cowardice."

"Forcing underage youth to do their dirty work again proves the insurgency's despicable tactics. They are completely detached from Afghan society and the interests of the Afghan people who desire peace and stability in their country."

Last Friday, Pentagon said: "The Haqqani network represents a significant threat to U.S. national security and we will continue our aggressive military action against this threat," said George Little, the Pentagon press secretary. Designation doesn't mean Pakistan is the state sponsor of terrorism, U.S. just wants to tighten their security to protect more civilians.

"This is targeted specifically at the Haqqani network. It is not targeted, in any way, at any organ of the Pakistani government," a senior administration official said. "We are making absolutely no effort to begin a process to designate Pakistan as a state sponsor of terrorism."

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Haqqani network named as a terrorist group and responsible for suicide bombing in Kabul carried by 14-year-old boy
Mary Grace Keiner is based in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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