Intelligence officials say Badruddin Haqqani killed in drone strike: Report

Published: August 30, 2012
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Taliban have denied reports, calling it propaganda. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

Taliban have denied reports, calling it propaganda. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

ISLAMABAD: Reports of Haqqani network founder’s son Badruddin Haqqani being killed in a US drone strike near the Afghan border were confirmed by unnamed Pakistani intelligence officials, reported Associated Press.

According to officials, he was killed last week in one of three strikes in Shawal district of North Waziristan, but they did not specify which of the strikes killed him.

Badruddin was said to be the operational commander of the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani network responsible for attacks on Kabul.

Earlier, Afghanistan’s spy agency had said that Badruddin had been killed but it has been denied by the Taliban, to which the network is allied.

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  • Raza Khan
    Aug 30, 2012 - 3:04PM

    Those who create terror also die in terror!

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  • Popularist
    Aug 30, 2012 - 3:14PM

    All offer Fateha with their relatives such as Munawar Hassan of JI and Imran Khan of PTI for their tragic loss!

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  • Arif
    Aug 30, 2012 - 3:29PM

    The only good taliban is a dead one.

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  • PM
    Aug 30, 2012 - 3:44PM

    Good riddance if true

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  • Vikas
    Aug 30, 2012 - 3:46PM

    No Problems. Pakistan needs more of its national bird. Kakul Academy can be the first target.

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  • Feroz
    Aug 30, 2012 - 3:51PM

    Let us hope he is only the first of this clan who has been put out of business. The least the Military can do is to drive these unwanted allies across the border and into the loving arms of NATO who will be waiting to give him a warm reception. Such unwanted characters are better off sent to their country of origin.

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  • Shaikh
    Aug 30, 2012 - 3:53PM

    He was killed, belive it. May Allah keeps these conspirators and destroyers away from the Muslims, Ameen.

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  • vasan
    Aug 30, 2012 - 3:57PM

    Good riddance. Now who provided the intelligence about the location ?

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  • Pragmatist
    Aug 30, 2012 - 4:01PM

    Not good news for Pakistan. A lot of time, effort and money went into grooming these strategic assets.

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  • BRUISED INDIAN
    Aug 30, 2012 - 5:47PM

    I hope no one comes up and says he is 98% killed!!

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  • Jihad Bil-Qalam
    Aug 30, 2012 - 6:31PM

    So, the Taliban first said that Badruddin Haqqani was not
    killed that was a lie. Taliban and Imran Khan also tell us that drones kill innocent women and children. Shall we believe that?

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  • Zaid Hamid
    Aug 30, 2012 - 6:46PM

    One more “peaceful jihadist” falls victim to “wanton and vicious” drone attack! This is an attack on our “sovereign right” to host brotherly outlaws from neighboring countries. We should raise strong voice against this in next OIC and lobby Recommend

  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Aug 30, 2012 - 8:41PM

    Now it seems to me that an independant international command is operating the Drones .

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  • True Voice of Pakistan
    Aug 31, 2012 - 1:59AM

    Thanks GOD….Please speed up the process to exterminate all ROGUE elements….Pakistan should be land of Pure not IMPURE like HAQQANIS and their sympathizers

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  • Enlightened
    Aug 31, 2012 - 10:09AM

    @True Voice of Pakistan:
    I agree with your comments but there is lack of awakening in people’s thinking who either support these murderers, bear their atrocities fearing them and govt too is the culprit by turning a blind eye which is taking the country into utter chaos.

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  • MAK Lodhi
    Sep 1, 2012 - 12:49PM

    Thank you, America! I may be the lone Pakistani who appreciates their terrorists killing by drones

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