haqqani networkThe Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Tuesday that the Pakistani military offensive did not have any affect on terrorist networks including the Haqqani Network.

Haseeb Sediqi, spokesman for the National Directorate of security (NDS) told reporters that the North Waziristan operation did not have any satisfactory outcome since the offensive did not harm any of the terrorist networks.

Sediqi further added that one of the most important terrorist network – Haqqani Network remained safe from the offensive as the network leaders were taken to safe locations along with several leaders from other terrorist networks.

He said NDS has received information which shows that the Haqqani Network leaders were shifted to Kurram agency, Quetta, Karachi and even Islamabad.

According to Sediqi, the Haqqani Networks leaders, members and their equipments including weapons were taken to Kurram agency two weeks before the offensive was launched.

Sediqi said the Lashkar-e-Taiba and other terrorist networks also remained during the operation.

He said the Haqqani Network carried out a number of attacks with the help of Pakistani military intelligence – Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Sediqi added that the deadly car bombing in Orgun district of Paktika province was one of the attacks carried out by Haqqani Network.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghanizada

    Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.