Another Haqqani on terrorist list


The United States on Wednesday designated a leader of the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani network to a list of people sanctioned for involvement or support of terrorist organisations. Badruddin Haqqani is the son of network founder Jalaluddin Haqqani and the brother of Nasiruddin and Sirajuddin Haqqani, all of whom are “specially designated global terrorists” under a US executive order and subject to US and United Nations sanctions.
“As a result of the designation, all property subject to US jurisdiction in which Badruddin Haqqani has any interest is blocked and US persons are prohibited from engaging in any transactions with him,” the State Department said in a statement. “This action will help stem the flow of financial and other assistance to this dangerous individual.” The statement said Badruddin Haqqani “is an operational commander for the Haqqani network”, which “has been at the forefront of insurgent activity in Afgha-nistan, responsible for many high-profile attacks.”