Dramatic footage has captured an ‘ISIS child suicide bomber aged 12 or 13’ being stripped of his explosive belt moments before it was about to be detonated.
The boy reportedly burst into tears as he was detained by Iraqi police in Kirkuk, north of Baghdad, less than 24 hours after a child suicide bomber killed at least 51 people and injured 100 more at a wedding party in Turkey.
His arrest followed two other suicide bomb attacks in Kirkuk hours earlier amid fears children are increasingly being used by ISIS to carry out deadly attacks.
Three people were injured in one while in another there were no casualties.
The Kurdish media group Rudaw revealed today that the apprehended suspect was stripped of his explosives belt by security forces before being led away.
‘There is a dangerous campaign tonight against Kirkuk,’ a security official told the network.
It has been claimed the boy was planning to blow himself up outside a Shia mosque.
The attacks follow recent successful military offensives by Peshmerga forces against ISIS.