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Haqqani network founder has died: Afghan Taliban

FORMER CIA ASSET:During the 1980s, Jalaluddin Haqqani gained fame as a ‘mujahidin’ commander fighting the Soviet Union’s occupation of Afghanistan

AFP, KABUL

The Haqqani network has also been accused of assassinating top Afghan officials and holding kidnapped Westerners for ransom.

They include Canadian Joshua Boyle, his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, and their three children — all born in captivity — who were released last year, as well as US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed in 2014.

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