Kabul: The founder of the Haqqani network, one of Afghanistan’s most effective and feared terror groups, has died after years of ill health, a Taliban spokesman said on Tuesday. Jalaluddin Haqqani was 72.
“Just as he endured great hardships for the religion of Allah during his youth and health, he also endured long illness during his later years,” a statement from the Afghan Taliban said.
The militant leader was a significant militant figure in Afghanistan and had close ties to both the Taliban and al-Qaeda.
Haqqani’s network has been led by his son Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is also deputy head of the Taliban.
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