Founder of the Haqqani militant network Jalaluddin Haqqani passes away, confirms Afghan Taliban
Kabul, Sept 4 (IBNS): The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday confirmed that the founder of the Haqqani militant network has died.
The Taliban said Jalaluddin Haqqani passed away after a prolonged illness.
“It is with great regret that we inform our believing Mujahid Afghan nation and the vast Islamic Ummah that the prominent Jihadi figure, religious scholar, exemplary warrior and pioneer of celebrated Jihads; the Minister of Frontiers during the reign of Islamic Emirate and member of the Leadership Council, the esteemed Al-Haj Mawlawi Jalaluddin Haqqani has passed away after a long battle with illness,” according to the statement published by the Afghan Taliban as reported by Tolo News.
The Haqqani network had played an important role behind several co-ordinated attacks on Afghan and Nato forces in recent years.
No details have been mentioned in the statement about the date and place of Jalaluddin Haqqani's death.
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