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Into the Mind of a Suicide Bomber

Pacha Khan, a 25 year old, from the Logar province in Afghanistan says he is ready to become a human bomb and kill foreigners in his country. Sue Turton traveled to northern Afghanistan, and met some of the young men who are preparing to be part of that deadly plan.

“God willing, our leaders have prepared everything for me, I am now waiting for my orders”. His Commander reveals off camera that the plan was for him to strike during next week’s elections. “Many others are ready to martyr themselves but he is always saying he wants to be the first. That’s why we gave him priority”.

It’s a tactic that is on the rise in Afghanistan, and one, the Taliban say it will use to derail parliamentary elections planned for next week.

The UN says that suicide bombers were responsible for around three quarters of all civilian deaths in
Afghanistan.

Duration: 02:52
Language: EN
Resolution max: 480p
Video Source: YouTube
Provided by: Al Jazeera English
Published on: 2011-08-19
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