Taliban-linked Haqqanis' Financier Nasiruddin shot dead in Pakistan

Discussion in 'Afghanistan' started by Ash, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Ash

    Ash Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Messages:
    495
    Likes Received:
    388
    Location:
    South Africa
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The chief financier of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network militant group has been shot dead in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, militant sources told Reuters on Monday.

    "Nasiruddin Haqqani was killed in Islamabad while travelling in a car with a few other unidentified people," one Taliban source said, adding that the attack took place on Sunday.

    "His body has been moved to North Waziristan."

    In June 2010, the United States Treasury sanctioned Nasiruddin and two other Afghans as "specifically designated global terrorists" for their work as senior leaders and financiers for the Taliban and the affiliated Haqqani network.

    The United States has also branded the Haqqani network, a group U.S. officials blame for high-profile attacks in Afghanistan, as a terrorist organisation in September 2012.

    Pakistani police and government officials were not immediately available for comment.

    The deceased Nasiruddin Haqqani was the elder brother of Sirajuddin Haqqani, the guerrilla commander who heads the Haqqani network and has directed some of the most brazen attacks against U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

    Taliban sources confirmed that Haqqani's body had been moved to North Waziristan, the stronghold of the Taliban insurgency, which shares a border with Afghanistan.

    "His funeral is scheduled for 4 p.m. today in the Miranshah area," a source said, referring to the regional capital.

    The Haqqani network is named after the brothers' father, Jalaluddin Haqqani, a veteran guerrilla commander from southeast

    Financier of Taliban-linked group shot dead in Pakistan

    I wonder who it was, that did the world this favour?
     
  2.  
  3. Poseidon

    Poseidon Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2011
    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    405
    Location:
    New Delhi
    Pakistani Taliban spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid has blamed ISI for this killing & has vowed to take revenge.
     
  4. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    21,000
    Likes Received:
    11,837
    Location:
    Akhand Bharat
    but haqqani 's is ISI stooge/pappu
     
  5. ladder

    ladder Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2013
    Messages:
    4,751
    Likes Received:
    2,666
    Location:
    India
    Haqqani network was blamed for the Indian embassy attack in Kabul isn't it?
     
  6. Poseidon

    Poseidon Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2011
    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    405
    Location:
    New Delhi
    Everything is not black & white.
    Af-Pak theater is very complex.
     
    The Messiah likes this.
  7. datguy79

    datguy79 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Messages:
    702
    Likes Received:
    937
    Location:
    Canada
    Drive-by shootings are one of the NDS' tactics for dealing with Afghan Taliban leaders hiding in Pakistan.
     
    Dharmateja and TrueSpirit1 like this.
  8. jmj_overlord

    jmj_overlord Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2013
    Messages:
    694
    Likes Received:
    154
    Location:
    Cochin
    so this was done maybe by NDS ? or another one of the US sponsored attacks ?
     
  9. Virendra

    Virendra Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,674
    Likes Received:
    2,923
    Location:
    Delhi, India, India
    Nasiruddin Haqqani shot dead near Islamabad

    Suddenly seems like 'pop the middleman' season in Af-Pak.
    He was the top financier and networking unit of Haqqani Network. Nasiruddin Haqqani a crucial cog of Haqqanis terror system was shot dead near Islamabad today.
    This comes days after Mehsud the leader of Pak Taliban was killed. Earlier today, two bikers sprayed automatic rifle fire on Nasir who was on road and fled away.
    Nasir was son of high ranking Taliban leader of pre WoT days in the Taliban. His brother Badruddin Haqqani was already killed in a drone strike in August last year.

    BBC News - Nasiruddin Haqqani: Senior militant 'shot dead' in Pakistan
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Excerpts :-

    One of the most senior leaders of the Haqqani militant network has been shot dead near the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, reports say.
    Nasiruddin Haqqani, who was in his early 30s, was the group's financier and a son of its founder Jalaluddin.
    Reports say his body has been taken for burial to the North Waziristan tribal area near the Afghan border.

    It is not clear who shot him or why. Nasiruddin Haqqani was on a US list of global terrorists.
    The details of his death are still unclear, but reports say he was killed in a shooting incident in the city of Rawalpindi, next to Islamabad, on Sunday night.

    Another Haqqani brother, Badruddin, who had been the group's operational commander, was killed in a drone strike in August last year.

    Nasiruddin's elder brother, Sirajuddin Haqqani, now leads the group, while Jalaluddin remains its figurehead.
    As the group's main fundraiser, Nasiruddin frequently travelled to the oil-rich sheikhdoms of the Middle East to solicit donations.
    .....
    .....

    They say his appearance gave no clue to his militant connections. His code name was "the doctor", possibly because of a degree that he had studied for.
    His death, if confirmed, will be a major blow to the Haqqanis, who will need to find someone else to spearhead their efforts to secure financing.

    BBC correspondents say the killing will pile pressure on the Pakistani government because Nasiruddin's death is reported to have happened on Pakistani soil.
    Afghan authorities will be angry that someone who had been working to facilitate peace moves with the Afghan Taliban has been removed from the picture.

    His death comes just 10 days after a US drone killed Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, who was also reported to be on the verge of entering peace talks with the government in Islamabad.
    Those moves towards talks are now over, and he has been replaced by the more hardline Mullah Fazlullah, who swiftly ruled out any negotiations.
    Attempts to begin talks between the US, the Afghan Taliban and the government in Kabul have been stalled since June.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regards,
    Virendra
     
    TrueSpirit1 likes this.
  10. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,117
    Likes Received:
    23,545
    Location:
    Somewhere
    Re: Nasiruddin Haqqani shot dead near Islamabad

    Poor old Hakkuman.

    Cash gone!
     
  11. Virendra

    Virendra Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,674
    Likes Received:
    2,923
    Location:
    Delhi, India, India
    Re: Nasiruddin Haqqani shot dead near Islamabad

    Don't want to sound like nitpicking but he was in early 30s Ray sir
    Although with the beard they all look 20 years older. :p
     
  12. Virendra

    Virendra Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,674
    Likes Received:
    2,923
    Location:
    Delhi, India, India
    Re: Taliban-linked Haqqanis' Financier Nasiruddin shot dead in Pakista

    Nasir might have been acting middleman to some talks.
    He was said to be well networked. Well .. guess it bites back when your business is of this kind.
     
    TrueSpirit1 and Blackwater like this.
  13. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,117
    Likes Received:
    23,545
    Location:
    Somewhere
    Re: Nasiruddin Haqqani shot dead near Islamabad

    Good one that!

    :)
     
  14. datguy79

    datguy79 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Messages:
    702
    Likes Received:
    937
    Location:
    Canada
    Re: Taliban-linked Haqqanis' Financier Nasiruddin shot dead in Pakista

    Could be either. There are plenty of assassins-for-hire to be found in Pakistan.

    I was just guessing the NDS because attacks on Quetta Shura members have also been carried by men on bikes.
     
    TrueSpirit1 likes this.
  15. nrupatunga

    nrupatunga Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2013
    Messages:
    2,307
    Likes Received:
    949
    Location:
    BendakaLuru
    Re: Taliban-linked Haqqanis' Financier Nasiruddin shot dead in Pakista

    So in pakiland even terrorists are not safe. A new low has been set by pakis, but somehow feel that they are capable of going much down..

    -----------------------------------------------------

    @datguy79 can you pls provide more details of the various attacks on quetta shura i.e. main taliban leadership
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 10, 2015
    TrueSpirit1 and The Messiah like this.
  16. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    21,000
    Likes Received:
    11,837
    Location:
    Akhand Bharat
    Re: Taliban-linked Haqqanis' Financier Nasiruddin shot dead in Pakista

    pakis are banking on haqqanis after US withdrawal from Afghanistan. things getting interesting.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2013
    LETHALFORCE likes this.
  17. MLRS

    MLRS Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2013
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    129
    Location:
    Europe
    Re: Taliban-linked Haqqanis' Financier Nasiruddin shot dead in Pakista

    It was probably a fight over drug money, or looted weapons.
     
    maomao, TrueSpirit1 and Bangalorean like this.
  18. Dharmateja

    Dharmateja Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Bengaluru
    Re: Taliban-linked Haqqanis' Financier Nasiruddin shot dead in Pakista

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/12/w...-is-killed-in-pakistan.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0
    New York Times (as well as ISI) thinks it might be an NDS hit after all.
     
  19. jmj_overlord

    jmj_overlord Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2013
    Messages:
    694
    Likes Received:
    154
    Location:
    Cochin
    Re: Taliban-linked Haqqanis' Financier Nasiruddin shot dead in Pakista

    though they think they fight for a common cause, they are all squabbling against each other for power, right ?
     
    MLRS likes this.
  20. rock127

    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    8,943
    Likes Received:
    10,311
    Location:
    India
    Re: Taliban-linked Haqqanis' Financier Nasiruddin shot dead in Pakista

    This International top Terrorist was killed on the outskirts of Islamabad which is Paki capital.

    Osama was also found near Islamabad living lavishly in protection of Pak Army.

    This speaks volume and PROVES that Pakistan is a Terrorist State. US is using drones which is the best and poor Pakis can just cry.
     
    MLRS likes this.
  21. MLRS

    MLRS Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2013
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    129
    Location:
    Europe
    Re: Taliban-linked Haqqanis' Financier Nasiruddin shot dead in Pakista

    Paki military and ISI are not against the drones. They sometimes make a lot of noise through their puppet mullahs and Zaid Hamid, because they want the technology for themselves.

    The truth is that the ISI supplies GPS coordinates of up to 6 digits to the CIA. That's how most TTP guys get killed.
     
    maomao likes this.

Share This Page