Areeb Majeed breaks down, says he is a suicide bomber

Areeb Majeed breaks down, says he is a suicide bomber

ISIS recruit Areeb Majeed revealed that he had been trained as a suicide bomber, after sustained interrogation by NIA.

Majeed told the NIA officials that he had made an attempt to unsuccessfully blow up a vehicle carrying explosives at some important installations in Syria, reports The Times of India.

He had also reportedly taken part in a few battles, including the fight for the  Mosul dam in Iraq in August. In the fight for the crucial dam, ISIS had unsuccessfully taken on the combined troops of Iraq and the US.

He sustained bullet injuries during these battles and was reportedly given $2000 by ISIS as reward. Then he says he fled to Turkey from where he contacted his family to return to India.

 After coming back to India, Majeed had told NIA that ISIS made him do menial jobs and never put him on combat duty. Upset with that and with the way ISIS treated captured women, he claimed that he had become disillusioned and decided to return to India.

Though sceptical of his claims, NIA subjected him to a lie detector test besides sustained interrogation, which led to his latest confession.

NIA had taken the Home Ministry’s permission to take a lenient position on Majeed. But following the new revelation, it is likely to book him on serious charges.

Majeed, an engineering student from Kalyan near Mumbai, had fled to Iraq in May, along with three friends, to join ISIS. Though he returned last month, his friends remain with ISIS.

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