Founder of militant Afghan Haqqani network dies

Reuters . Kabul | Published: 10:31, Sep 04,2018 | Updated: 10:35, Sep 04,2018

 
 

Jalaluddin Haqqani. -- AFP file photo

Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the militant Haqqani network, one of the most powerful and feared groups in the Afghan insurgency, has died after a long illness, the Taliban announced on Tuesday.
 
Haqqani, who founded the network in the 1970s, relinquished operational leadership of the group some years ago to his son Sirajuddin Haqqani, now deputy leader of the Afghan Taliban.

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