Jalaluddin Haqqani’s death not to affect the activities of the network: Nabil
By Khaama Press - Tue Sep 04 2018, 2:17 pm
In an online statement posted in his Twitter account, Nabil said some of the other leaders of the terror network, including Sirajuddin Haqqani, Khalil Haqqani, Hamza Haqqani,Yahya Haqqani, Aziz, and some others have been fully trained as the brutal successor of Jalaluddin Haqqani.
Nabil also claimed that Jalaluddin Haqqani has died long ago and disclosure of his death likel has direct links with the scheduled visit of the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
While Jalaludin Haqqani died earlier, perhaps the disclosure of his death at this point is directly linked to Mr. Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State visit of Islamabad. @StateDept, Pakistan is playing as usual.
— Rahmatullah Nabil (@RahmatullahN) September 4, 2018
The Taliban group issued a statement earlier today confirming that the founder of the network has died due to the illness he was suffering from during the recent years.
Haqqani network was formed in the late 1970s by Jalaluddin Haqqani. The group is allied with al-Qaida and the Afghan Taliban and cooperates with other terrorist organizations in the region.
The network is accused of staging numerous cross-border attacks from their base in North Waziristan, including the 19-hour siege at the US Embassy in Kabul in September 2011.
It is considered the most lethal insurgent group targeting the NATO-led coalition security forces and Afghan personnel in Afghanistan.
The US Department of State designated the HQN as a Foreign Terrorist Organization on September 7, 2012.