A sickening video has emerged out of Pakistan which shows young children role-playing a Taliban suicide bombing. The short video shows one boy dressed all in black -- the "bomber" -- bidding farewell to friends before running past a "security officer" (dressed in white) to detonate his make-believe bomb in the middle of a small group.
A gruesome "explosion" is simulated by throwing dust and sand into the air as the bomber's "victims" fall lifeless to the ground.
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According to the Daily Mail, the video was posted online by Ahsan Masood, a Pashtun from Waziristan in Pakistan who thought the video was "funny." Masood guessed the video had been filmed in Khost, Afghanistan before being sent to him from a friend.
The distressing video seems to show innocent children using role-play to understand the violent circumstances they see in their everyday lives, the Mail notes.
Salma Jafar of Save the Children UK in Pakistan, told The Guardian: 'It's horrifying and alarming.
'These children have become fascinated by bombers rather than condemning them.
'If they glamorise violence now, they can become part of it later in life.'