Sher Hassan was sent by the Haqqani network, considered one of the most dangerous insurgent groups fighting in Afghanistan, but had not signed up to join them, the NDS said in a statement.

Instead he said he was bought by the group to target “Azizullah,” a commander whose affiliation and rank were not given by the NDS. Hassan then spent a month after his sale training with the Haqqani network.

“The detained man added that a commander under Hakimullah Mehsud sells suicide bombers at 6,000,000 to 8,000,000 Pakistani rupees ($70,000 to $93,000), to the Haqqani network for suicide missions,” the statement said.