Founder of Haqqani militant network dies | The Daily Star
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Founder of Haqqani militant network dies

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 said yesterday. Haqqani gave up operational leadership of the group some years ago to his son Sirajuddin, who is now deputy leader of the Afghan Taliban.

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