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Editor's note: Dr. John Horgan is a psychologist at Penn State where he is director of the International Center for the Study of Terrorism. His latest book is 'Divided We Stand: The Strategy and Psychology of Ireland's Dissident Terrorists' by Oxford University Press.

Swat, Pakistan (CNN) -- Just over one week ago, Pakistani authorities paraded 11 children accused of terrorism in front of the local media. The boys, aged 10 to 16, were apprehended while attempting to plant home-made explosives on behalf of local militant groups operating in and around the city of Quetta, in Balochistan.

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It was 2002, I was South Asia correspondent for a German magazine. The dubious honour of being the deadliest separatist outfit in the world was then held by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

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Afghan Girl, 10, In 'Suicide Bomb Attempt'

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 10:25

A 10-year-old girl who apparently attempted to carry out a suicide attack wearing a vest packed with explosives has been detained by Afghan authorities.

The girl, named only as Spozhmai, appeared at a news conference in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province.

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