AFP reported on how many crippling insider attacks on police in southern Afghanistan were mounted successfully by exploiting the pervasive practice of bacha bazi. These young spies infiltrated security forces linked to the US side and killed several high-ranking officials.
The rape of boys is prevalent across Afghanistan, especially in the province of Uruzgan, where “boys without beards” are objects of lust for powerful police commanders. In less than two years, at least six attacks were launched, killing hundreds of policemen, according to security and judicial officials in the province.
“The Taliban are sending boys — beautiful boys, handsome boys — to penetrate checkpoints and kill, drug and poison policemen,” confirmed Uruzgan’s police chief but he was soon removed “in a security reshuffle” for speaking the truth. “They have figured out the biggest weakness of police forces — bacha bazi,” he told AFP.
In 2019, a US-supported paedophile ring involved in the abuse of at least 546 boys from six schools was uncovered in Afghanistan’s Logar province. Those who had tried to speak out, were murdered according to the campaigners who first discovered videos of abuse posted to a Facebook page. Read more…