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Deaths of two Afghanistan insurgent group leaders announced in separate incidents | Stars & Stripes

Deaths of two Afghanistan insurgent group leaders announced in separate incidents | Stars & Stripes

The founder of the Haqqani network, an insurgent group known for high-profile attacks on both military and civilian targets in Afghanistan, has died after a long illness, according to a Taliban spokesman.

Jalaluddin Haqqani, once called “goodness personified” by U.S. politicians who backed him in his battles against the Russians in the 1980s, founded a Taliban-linked organization responsible for some of the insurgency’s most heinous attacks, including the 2017 truck bomb blast near the German Embassy in Kabul that killed 150 and injured 413.

Source: Deaths of two Afghanistan insurgent group leaders announced in separate incidents