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Founder of Militant Afghan Haqqani Network Dies

Founder of Militant Afghan Haqqani Network Dies

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Sep 2018 8:33 AM GMT

Kabul: The founder of the Haqqani militant network has died after several years of illness, the Afghan Taliban has announced. Jalaluddin Haqqani was a significant militant figure in Afghanistan and had close ties to both the Taliban and Al Qaeda, the BBC reported. "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. There were no details in the statement about the date or place of his death. (IANS)

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