But in April 2010 DTM’s German co-founder Eric Breininger and a Dutch national only named as Danny R were killed in an attack by Pakistani forces and the failed terrorist became disillusioned with violence and came to regret his choices.

The 1.87 metre-tall man weighed only 53kg after contracting hepatitis A and he was anxious about his wife’s unborn child.

In a court statement he said: ‘It was a terrible experience. I was shocked at the lack of hygiene, people were spitting and vomiting.