Saturday, 27 December 2014
14-year-old recruit has bomb vest removed after handing himself in to guards
Usaid Barho had a bomb vest strapped to his body before travelling to a Shi'ite mosque in Baghdad, Iraq where he was supposed to detonate the explosive device.
But rather than killing himself and countless others, he took the brave decision to defy his orders by unzipping his jacket and handing himself in to guards standing nearby. Video footage shows the tense moment an officer gently removes part of the deadly equipment (left and centre) strapped to his body in front of stunned onlookers. He had reportedly walked up to the gates of the mosque in the Bayaa district of Baghdad before telling guards he did not want to blow himself up. The bomb vest is pictured right after it was removed.