Haqqani family confirmed the death of Badruddin Haqqani, the third son of Jalaluddin Haqqani and a senior commander of the Taliban group who was killed following a US drone strike last Wednesday.

A family member of the Haqqani said he was killed in Pakistan’s North Wazrisitan.

The death of Badruddin Haqqani will be considered a major achievement in war against terrorism if the death of Badruddin Haqqani is true however the rumors have not been independently confirmed so far.

Badruddin Haqqani is the founder of the Haqqani Network and was one of the senior and active members of the Haqqani Network despite the eldest son of Jalaluddin Haqqani currently rules the network.

He was formally designated to collect funds, direct insurgency activities and was heading the administration of the Haqqani Network.

The Haqqani Network has carried out some of the major coordinated attacks against the US and NATO troops and Afghan government during the recent years.

One of the major attack was carried out in June 2011 on Kabul Intercontinental Hotel while another coordinated attack was carried out by Haqqani Network on US embassy and a number of other high profile areas in capital Kabul during the September 2011.