Afghan security forces said today they have captured two senior leaders of the feared Haqqani network, a hardline group behind sophisticated attacks on Afghan and NATO forces.
The Afghan security forces have captured two leaders of the Haqqani network, including Anas Haqqani, the son of the network`s founder Jalaluddin Haqqani, media reported Thursday.
Former ISI chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha has admitted that the deadly Haqqani network was created by the Pakistani spy agency and the US` CIA.
Pakistan`s fear that the Indian presence in Afghanistan threatens its national security is unfounded, top American experts have told lawmakers.
The Pakistan-based Haqqani network that was last week designated by the US as a foreign terrorist organisation, had a very amicable relationship with American officials during the Soviet war.
Badruddin Haqqani is believed to be killed in one of the five volleys of US drone strikes in Pakistan`s North Waziristan region since August 18.
The American frustration with insurgent sanctuaries in Pakistan has long been a source of tension in the brittle relations between the two countries.
Jalaluddin Haqqani was a key US and Pakistani ally in resisting the Soviet Union after its 1979 invasion of Afghanistan.
In a body blow to the Afghan Taliban, a son of Jalaluddin Haqqani, a senior commander of the outfit, was killed in a US drone strike in the lawless North Waziristan tribal region in northwest Pakistan.
Four Taliban, including Taliban commander Muhammad Haqqani, son of Jalaluddin Haqqani, were killed when US drones fired two missiles in North Waziristan on Thursday.
It has now been shockingly admitted that the suicide bombing that killed seven CIA employees in eastern Afghanistan this week was masterminded by warlord and one-time key CIA ally Jalaluddin Haqqani.
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