Inside the Mind of a Suicide Bomber

Monday, April 18, 2011

The BBC's correspondent Aleem Maqbool spoke with a 14-year-old schoolboy who blew off his own arm as he attempted to blow up a shrine in Punjab province in Pakistan this month. Umar Fidai's bomb didn't fully detonate and the police shot him in the arm before he could detonate the grenade he was holding. His story reveals how the Taliban convinces young men to drop out of school and carry out suicide missions.


Aleem Maqbool

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Please get rid of that CHEESY digital sound as you transition to the interviews in your stories. It sounds like some elementary school newscast when you hear that little sound that some sound tech inserted because he was bored.

Apr. 19 2011 02:48 AM

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