HAQQANI NETWORK

  • Afghanistan: Two arrested for killing Indian author Sushmita Banerjee September 10, 2013

    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 and...
  • 'Terror machine' beyond Afghan borders the main threat: MEA August 3, 2013

    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 wartorn country assured that no stone will be left unturned to ensure safety of Indian diplomats there. At least 12...
  • Afghanistan's biggest-ever truck bomb defused in Kabul March 15, 2013

    Kabul: Security forces in the Afghan capital have defused a truck bomb packed with nearly eight tonnes of explosives, the biggest of its kind discovered in the country, the spy agency said on Friday amid heightened security. Intelligence forces discovered the explosives in eastern Kabul, wired and ready for detonation,...
  • US not to designate Pak a state sponsor of terror September 8, 2012

    Washington: There is no move by the US to begin the process of designating Pakistan as a state sponsor of terrorism, officials said, after the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton informed the Congress that the Haqqani network is being designated as a global terrorist organisation. Such a statement from senior US...
  • US may designate Haqqani network as a terror group September 1, 2012

    Rarotonga: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has said she will meet next week's deadline to report to Congress on whether the Haqqani network should be designated as a terrorist organisation. As she praised the contributions of Australia and New Zealand to the international military mission in Afghanistan, Clinton said...
  • US, Pak plan joint operations to target Haqqanis August 5, 2012

    Washington: After over a year of rancorous relations, US and Pakistani authorities are considering to launch joint counterterrorism operations against the dreaded Haqqani network, which has carried out several attacks on American troops, in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The operations would be intended to help stamp out major security threats facing each...
  • 'Haqqani Network gets its finances from Pak' August 2, 2012

    Washington: As ISI chief Lt Gen ZaheerulIslam held crucial talks with his CIA counterpart David Petraeus, a damning report by a prestigious US military academy has said that the dreaded Haqqani Network receives financial and logistic support from the Pakistani military. The report on financing of Haqqani network by Combating Terrorism...
  • US Cong wants terror label for Haqqani network July 28, 2012

    Washington: The US Senate has unanimously passed a resolution urging the Obama Administration to designate the dreaded Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organisation. The resolution comes after the US House of Representatives passed Haqqani Network Terrorist Designation Act of 2012 early July. The bill, which was passed in 2011, had to...
  • US seeks to designate Haqqani as a terror network July 18, 2012

    Washington: Ramping up the pressure on Obama Administration to designate the Haqqani Network as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation, the Republicancontrolled House of Representatives has passed a bill through voice vote. The bill, which was proposed by Senator Richard Burr and was brought to the House Floor under suspension of the rules...
  • US military seeks greater engagement with India June 8, 2012

    Washington: The United States aspires to have greater engagement with India sitting on an enormously important geostrategic location on the sea lines of communication from the Mideast into Pacific, according to a top US military officer. "We have for some time said that we aspired to a closer relationship and...
  • Reached the limit of patience with Pakistan: US June 7, 2012

    Kabul/Washington: In the strongest warning so far to Pakistan, US has said it is reaching the limits of its patience with Islamabad for allowing safe havens to terrorists, specially the dreaded Haqqani network. The warning was sounded by Defence Secretary Leon Panetta who on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan declared, "It...
  • US sanctions 2 Taliban and Haqqani network leaders May 18, 2012

    Washington: The US has slapped sanctions on two individuals linked with the Taliban and the Haqqani network based along the AfghanistanPakistan border, barring American citizens from any dealings with them. Bakht Gul, a Haqqani Network communications official, has been designated for acting for or on behalf of Badruddin Haqqani. Abdul Baqi Bari,...
  • Pak is wary of Indian influence in Afghan: Pentagon May 1, 2012

    Washington: Wary of Indian influence in Afghanistan, Pakistan continues to support insurgent groups and provide terrorist safe havens so as to have its influence inside the wartorn country, the Pentagon told the Congress on Tuesday. Pakistan's selective counter insurgency operations, passive acceptance of insurgent safe havens and its unwillingness to interdict...
  • 10000 kg of explosives seized in Kabul April 21, 2012

    Kabul: A major terror attack has been foiled in Kabul a week after the coordinated strikes in Afghanistan. Three Pakistanis and two Afghans have reportedly been detained with 10000 kg of explosives in Kabul. The explosive was being carried in a truck, which was seized by the authorities. According to reports, the...
  • US to press Pak to squeeze Haqqani network: Clinton April 17, 2012

    Washington/Islamabad: The United States has said that it will continue to press Islamabad to "squeeze" the alQaida linked Haqqani network, as Afghanistan blamed the Pakistanbased group for the latest brazen attacks in Kabul. Declaring "there were indications of Haqqani involvement" in the weekend attacks in the Afghan capital, secretary of state...
  • The Last Word: Pakistan biggest threat to Afghanistan? April 17, 2012

    It is now believed that Pakistanbased terror groups were responsible for Sunday's attack in Kabul. ...
  • Neighbours should not harbour terror: Afghan Govt April 16, 2012

    Kabul: The Afghan Foreign Ministry on Monday blamed Pakistan after a series of daily Taliban attacks in Kabul's diplomatic area killed 9 civilians and 14 police officers. Nearly 32 militants were killed in the attack. An 18hour gunbattle in the heart of Kabul's high security diplomatic zone ended on Monday morning...
  • Militant blames Haqqanis for attacks: Afghan govt April 16, 2012

    Kabul: A militant arrested in the attacks on the Afghanistan capital and three other cities has confessed that the 18hour assault was carried out by the Haqqani network, a lethal group of fighters with ties to the Taliban and al Qaeda, a top Afghan security official said on Monday. Thirtysix insurgents...
  • Afghan Govt points to possible Haqqani link in attacks April 16, 2012

    Kabul: The Afghan government's Interior Ministry said on Sunday that initial intelligence on a wave of insurgent attacks across the country pointed to involvement of the militant Haqqani Network. "It's too early to say, but the initial findings show the Haqqanis were involved," Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told Reuters. Sediqqi said...
  • Pak support for Haqqani network increased: report March 20, 2012

    Washington: Pakistan's support for Haqqani network has increased through both facilitating additional sanctuary and providing strategic and operational guidance, a top US think tank has said. In its report on Monday, the Institute for the Study of War has asserted that the network represents a strategic threat to the enduring stability...
  • Secret cable warns about terror safe havens in Pak February 25, 2012

    Washington: In a "topsecret" cable to the Obama administration, America's envoy to Kabul has warned that the existence of terror sanctuaries in Pakistan and insurgent activities of the "lethal" Haqqani network were a "dealkiller" for the US strategy in Afghanistan. The cable written by Ambassador Ryan C Crocker last month "amounted...
  • ISI not in Pak govt control: Memogate bizman December 6, 2011

    Washington: Mansoor Ijaz, the man who stirred Pakistan's 'memogate', has alleged that Pakistan's spy agency InterServices 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 stage...
  • Stop flow of funds to Haqqanis: US to Pak November 1, 2011

    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 very...
  • Truck bomb kills 5, wounds 45 in Afghanistan October 26, 2011

    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 warravaged nation, officials said on Wednesday. The...
  • Clinton says US officials have met with Haqqanis October 22, 2011

    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 team...
  • Pakistan: 3 Egyptians killed in US drone strike October 16, 2011

    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 person...
  • US held secret talks with Haqqani network October 13, 2011

    Washington: Even as their killer drones strike at ranking members of the alQaeda 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 group...
  • India not an enemy: Obama tells Pak October 7, 2011

    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 October 2, 2011

    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 October 1, 2011

    Washington: Placing the Haqqani Network's tackling at the top of its counterterrorism 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 to...