Kabul Suicide Bomber
important part of the issue titled “Caravan of the Shuhada” features Abdur Rahman al-Logar. Abdur Rahman al-Logari was born in Islamabad, Pakistan to a wealthy family hailing from the Logar province of Afghanistan. He spent his whole childhood
and completed his higher studies, choosing journalism as his career path in Pakistan. He was considered a bright student and gave speeches at international conferences in Islamabad. Apart from his native language, Pashto, he was fluent in Dari/ Farsi, Urdu,
English and had a good understanding of the Arabic language.
In 2016, he moved back to Afghanistan and met IS fighters, underwent initial training,
and was proactive on social media where he was giving dawah and assisted numerous foreign IS fighters to move to Iraq, Syria, and other provinces of IS.
After gaining knowledge on making explosives, he soon developed an interest in Ishtishadheen (martyrdom) operations. He was involved in recording and delivering the final wills of other suicide bombers to their families.
He was called up a few times to carry out suicide attacks but every single time the mission was canceled due to various reasons.
In 2017, he was tasked to carry out a suicide bombing in India and accordingly traveled to New Delhi and got admission to a private university. However, one week prior to the planned attack,
he was arrested by Indian intelligence agencies after one of his associates was got arrested.
He was interrogated and deported back to Afghanistan.
The CIA then interrogated him in Bagram prison, and he was sentenced to 5-years in jail and moved to the famous Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul.
family tried to persuade him to leave the path of terrorism and return to mainstream religious practice, but he rejected it. Finally, his family severed all ties with him and deprived him of financial assistance. In his last days, he was diagnosed with Tuberculosis
and was once again moved to Bagram prison. He was interrogated by the CIA for 14 days in solitary confinement and questioned about suicide bombings and other attacks in Kabul.
On August 15, 2021, during the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul, he along with 2000 ISKP militants and their families were freed from the prison. He opted against returning to his family and wanted to carry out a suicide bombing.
He went to Kabul International Airport, evading checkpoints set up by the Taliban, and got into the waiting line at the entrance with his vest on. When
a US soldier came forward to check him, he detonated his vest killing more than 200 people and 13 US soldiers.