IG Islamabad says police can not confirm death of Nasiruddin Haqqani

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Top official of Islamabad police Sikandar Hayat said that the police could not confirm Nasiruddin Haqqani’s death in firing incident in Islamabad’s suburban area.

Talking to the media, IG Islamabad police said no complainer has come forward to register an FIR in the wake of killing of anybody at Barakau.

He said an incident of firing took place at Barakau, a suburban area of the capital city on November 10.

The police official said an owner of a bread shop (Tandur) was among two wounded in the firing incident while no one was killed.

Earlier reports said that unidentified gunmen shot dead senior Haqqani Network leader Dr Nasiruddin Haqqani near Islamabad.

Dr Nasiruddin came under attack late Sunday in Barakau area, they said. The gunmen fired 26 bullets in total.

“I can confirm that Dr Nasiruddin has been martyred,” a militant, who had previously worked with Haqqani Network in North Waziristan, said.

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

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson, Shahidullah Shahid, also confirmed the killing of Nasiruddin. He alleged that Pakistan’s security agencies were behind the incident.

Dr Nasiruddin was Afghan fighter and Jalaluddin Haqqani’s eldest son. Jalaluddin’s three other sons were also killed.
Born in Neka district of Paktika province, Afghanistan, Dr Nasiruddin was put on UN Security Council’s sanction list of individuals who were subjected to assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.

According to the details provided in the sanction list, Dr Nasiruddin had travelled to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to raise funds for the Taliban which operates from Pakistan’s North Waziristan.

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