16-year-old suicide bomber says he was gang-raped by Taliban commanders

A 16-year-old boy who confessed to having been gang-raped by Taliban commanders and forced to carry out a suicide attack has been arrested in Kabul, National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement Sunday.

Would-be suicide bomber, Bilal, said that Muzamil, Hijrat (known as Abozar), Tahir and Honzala were the four Taliban commanders who sexually abused him in Bati Kot district of eastern Nangarhar, NDS said.

Bilal told NDS that when local residents found out about the sexual abuse, the commanders forced him to attack a police station in Bagrami in Kabul.

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