Afghan police have detained a young girl wearing a suicide vest who sought to attack a border police post.
A spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, Sediq Sediqi, told the BBC on January 6 that the girl was caught the previous night in Helmand Province as she approached the post.
Sediqi said the girl is thought to be the sister of a prominent Taliban commander, who encouraged her to attempt the attack.
She was initially believed to have been 8 years old, but subsequent reports put her age at around 10.
She has now been transferred to the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah and is said to be in a state of shock and confusion.
Based on reporting by BBC