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US offers USD 30 mn bounty for Haqqani Network leaders

IANS | Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 13:45

Washington: The US government has offered $30 million as bounty for information to locate leaders of the Haqqani Network that is blamed for attacks on American and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

The US State Department is posting a reward of $5 million each for information on Aziz Haqqani, Khalil al-Rahman Haqqani, Yahya Haqqani and Abdul Rauf Zakir, while doubling the bounty to $10 million to
locate the group`s leader Sirajuddin Haqqani, Xinhua reported.
The Haqqani Network has been a foreign terrorist organisation since September 2012.

The group operates from both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, and US officials believe it is based in Pakistan`s Waziristan region.

First Published: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 11:18

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