A 14-year-old boy was detained before he manages to carry out a suicide attack on senior government officials in southern Kandahar province, Afghan news agency Khaama Press reported on Tuesday.
According to Afghan local government officials, the boy was encouraged to target the district police chief of Maiwand or the administrative chief of the district.
In the meantime, the provincial government media office, in a statement said the boy is originally a resident of Panjwai district and was encouraged for the attack by the terrorist groups by paying him 20,000 Pakistani Rupees.
This comes as the Afghan children have regularly been recruited by the militant groups, the Taliban and the Haqqani network for the terrorist related activities, including suicide attacks.
Earlier, a 17-year-old boy assigned for a suicide mission was arrested by the Afghan intelligence operatives in capital Kabul.
A 12-year-old child assigned for a suicide mission surrendered himself to the security forces in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan last month.