Haqqani Network

  • Afghanistan: Two arrested for killing Indian author Sushmita Banerjee 10-09-2013 10:08 AM

    Kabul: Two people have been reportedly arrested for the murder of Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, who was shot dead outside her home in the eastern Paktika province of Afghanistan. According to the BBC, the two arrested are members of the Haqqani network. Sushmita was married to Afghan businessman Jaanbaz Khan...
  • 'Terror machine' beyond Afghan borders the main threat: MEA 03-08-2013 11:19 PM

    New Delhi: With militants again targeting its mission in Jalalabad, India on Saturday said "terror machine" that operates from "beyond the borders" was the main threat to Afghanistan's security while the war-torn country assured that no stone will be left unturned to ensure safety of Indian diplomats there. At least...
  • ISI not in Pak govt control: Memogate bizman 06-12-2011 12:30 PM

    Washington: Mansoor Ijaz, the man who stirred Pakistan's 'memogate', has alleged that Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), especially its 'S' or strategic wing, was not in government control and was interfering in Afghanistan's political affairs. There was considerable evidence available on the spy agency's involvement in setting the political...
  • Stop flow of funds to Haqqanis: US to Pak 01-11-2011 07:48 AM

    Washington: The United States has urged Pakistan to ensure that intelligence information does not go to the Haqqani network and take steps against it. There is a range of issues that could help to facilitate in squeezing the Haqqani network, a senior administration official said adding that that would be...
  • Truck bomb kills 5, wounds 45 in Afghanistan 26-10-2011 12:10 PM

    Kabul: A bomb hidden inside a fuel truck in a central Afghan province exploded as scores of people gathered around the vehicle to collect fuel that was leaking, killing at least five in a blast that shattered a period of relative quiet in the war-ravaged nation, officials said on Wednesday....
  • Clinton says US officials have met with Haqqanis 22-10-2011 01:09 AM

    Islamabad: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that the United States had held a preliminary meeting with representatives of the Haqqani network, a group of militants Washington has blamed for a series of attacks in Afghanistan. The revelation came soon after Clinton, in Islamabad with a heavyweight...
  • Pakistan: 3 Egyptians killed in US drone strike 16-10-2011 04:44 PM

    Dera Ismail Khan (Pakistan): Intelligence officials say a recent US missile strike in Pakistan's tribal region killed three Egyptians linked to the Haqqani militant network. The officials say the three were killed on Friday when missiles struck a car near Miran Shah, the main town in North Waziristan. A fourth...
  • US held secret talks with Haqqani network 13-10-2011 02:54 PM

    Washington: Even as their killer drones strike at ranking members of the al-Qaeda linked Haqqani network, US officials secretly met leaders of the group this summer in a Persian Gulf country, in an effort to draw them into talks on winding down the war. Though Washington has publicly scorned the...
  • India not an enemy: Obama tells Pak 07-10-2011 08:19 AM

    Washington: The US has turned the heat up on Pakistan once again with the latest reprimand coming in from US President Barack Obama himself, who was concerned about the ISI links with terror groups. He even said that Pakistan must adopt a peaceful approach towards India. Afghan President Hamid Karzai's...
  • Terror tag for Haqqanis soon: Hillary Clinton 02-10-2011 09:55 AM

    Hillary Clinton said that a formal review has to be undertaken to make a governmentwide decision to designate the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organisation ...
  • Tackling Haqqani Network job No 1: US to Pak 01-10-2011 11:22 AM

    Washington: Placing the Haqqani Network's tackling at the top of its counter-terrorism agenda, the US is pushing Pakistan to act against the terror group described as "a veritable arm" of Pakistan's spy agency. "We continue to believe that job one between the US and Pakistan on the counterterrorism front is...
  • Pak political, military leaders reject US charge 30-09-2011 12:26 PM

    Islamabad: A marathon meeting of Pakistan's top political leaders has rejected as "baseless" US assertion that the ISI is using the Haqqani network to wage a proxy war in Afghanistan and backed the military in defeating "any threat to national security". Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani convened the meeting of...
  • US fear reflects in Pak all-party conference 29-09-2011 10:33 PM

    New Delhi: An all-party conference is a rare event in Pakistan, and so the turnout at Thursday's show could be termed a sell out. From current Prime Minister Gilani to ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif - they were all there. The religious parties were also present in force and of course...
  • Pak using Haqqani, LeT as proxies: Mullen 29-09-2011 01:53 PM

    Washington: General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani is the most powerful man in Pakistan, according to top US military commander Mike Mullen, who said that the Army chief controls the military run ISI, which supports terror groups like Haqqani network and LeT, using them as proxies. Standing by his statement that Haqqani...
  • ISI backing Haqqani network: Mike Mullen 29-09-2011 01:21 PM

    Speaking to Fareed Zakaria, Mike Mullen remained firm on his allegations against Pakistan. ...
  • US-Pak ties worsen, Gilani calls all-party meet 29-09-2011 07:21 AM

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will convene an all-party meeting on Thursday to discuss the worsening US-Pakistan relations. Under fire, ISI Chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha, is also expected to brief the political leadership. A rally was staged by schoolchildren in Karachi against the US, who is considered...
  • Time to take strong action against Pak: Expert 27-09-2011 09:46 AM

    Washington: The Obama Administration should take strong steps against Pakistan, including suspension of all US aid, if Islamabad maintains its defiant attitude and refuses to take action against the perpetrators of the attacks on the US embassy in Afghanistan, a US expert has said. "If Pakistani leaders maintain their defiance...
  • US-Pakistan ties at a new low 26-09-2011 09:06 PM

    US could expand drone strikes in North Waziristan, where the Haqqani network is believed to be based. ...
  • Pak snubs US, says no to action against Haqqanis 26-09-2011 11:01 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan will not take military action against the Haqqani network despite growing US pressure, even as the country's top military commanders have agreed on the need to de-escalate the situation. According to media reports, these decisions were made at a special meeting of the Corps Commanders chaired by Pakistan...
  • US Senator calls for military action against Pak 26-09-2011 07:39 AM

    Washington: The standoff between the US and Pakistan has hit a new low with an American Congressman blaming Islamabad for masterminding attacks on American soldiers. Lindsey Graham, a Republican Congressman said that the US should consider military action against Pakistan if it continued to support terrorist attacks against American troops...
  • US-Pak face-off worsens, Rabbani called back 25-09-2011 06:09 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Sunday called back Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar from her US visit. US had earlier asked Pakistan to break links with the Haqqani network and charged Pakistan's military-run ISI of not only supporting the Haqqani group but also 'encouraging' it to...
  • I'm happy that US slammed the ISI: SM Krishna 25-09-2011 08:39 AM

    New York: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna has welcomed US top commander Mike Mullen's comments slamming Pakistan's ISI for its links with the Haqqani network. "Mike Mullen's comments on the Haqqani network being a front of ISI is a clear vindication of our stand that the ISI is responsible for...
  • Break links with Haqqani network, US tells Pak 24-09-2011 12:46 PM

    Washington: Piling up pressure on Pakistan, the US has asked its authorities, particularly ISI, to sever ties with the Haqqani network of Taliban and demanded "strong and immediate action" against the outfit. However, the US insisted that there was no permanent breach in bilateral relations and lines of communication were...
  • US blames ISI for Kabul attack, may restrict aid 22-09-2011 01:11 PM

    Washington: US officials said there was mounting evidence that Pakistan's powerful intelligence agency had encouraged a guerrilla network to attack US targets, while a Senate committee voted to make aid to Islamabad conditional on fighting the militants. The decision by the Senate Appropriations Committee, which did not specify any amount...
  • Haqqani network backed by ISI: US think-tank 20-09-2011 11:12 AM

    Washington: The Haqqani network, which is blamed for the recent attack on American embassy in Kabul, receives protection and support from the Pakistani spy agency ISI, an influential think-tank has told US lawmakers. "They receive protection and support from facets of Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI, which continues to drag its...
  • First Drone strike during Ramzan kills 25 in Pak 10-08-2011 05:29 PM

    Islamabad: A US drone targeted a compound and a vehicle in the restive North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 25 militants of al-Qaeda linked Haqqani network, in the first such attack during the Islamic holy month of Ramzan. Eight militants were injured in the attack....
  • NATO attacks security checkpost in Pakistan 17-05-2011 11:08 AM

    Miranshah (Pakistan): A NATO helicopter incursion into Pakistan's North Waziristan wounded two troops on Tuesday, local intelligence officials said, further ratcheting up tensions between Islamabad and the West. "It happened early morning," a Pakistani intelligence official in the region, who declined to be identified, told Reuters. "The helicopter hit a...
  • Haqqani network may have role in India bombings 12-05-2011 07:54 AM

    Washington: A key US lawmaker has said that the Pakistan-based Haqqani network may have had some "logistical role" behind bombings incidents in India. "We believe that they may have some logistical role in helping in the bombings in India," Congressman Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on...
  • Osama killing confirms Pak-al Qaeda link 03-05-2011 01:05 PM

    New Delhi: Osama bin Laden is dead but Pakistan's ties with other terror groups remains intact. The terror groups being patronised by Pakistan range from the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban to the Haqqani network, which is one of the largest and most heavily armed terror groups in Afghanistan, and the...