Senior Haqqani Network commander killed

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Senior Haqqani Network leader Dr Naseeruddin Haqqani was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the outskirts of Islamabad.

Dr Naseeruddin Haqqani was the youngest son of Jalaluddin Haqqani, the Afghan Taliban warlord.

According to sources, unidentified gunmen ambushed Dr Naseeruddin Haqqani outside his residence in the Bara Kahu area of Islamabad.

“I can confirm that Dr. Naseer has been martyred,” a militant, who had previously worked with the Haqqani Network in North Waziristan, was quoted as saying by a private TV channel

Giving details of the incident, the militant said the gunmen, riding a motorcycle, opened fire at Dr Naseer when he was returning home from a mosque.

“The dead body has been sent to Miranshah for burial,” the former Haqqani Network official said.

Dr. Naseer had been mainly involved in the dialogue-related affairs of the group.