US offers $30m for info on Haqqani leaders

The United States has offered a total $30m in return for information on key leaders of the Haqqani network, blamed for numerous attacks in Afghanistan.
“The Department has authorised rewards of up to $5m each for information leading to the location of Aziz Haqqani, Khalil al-Rahman Haqqani, Yahya Haqqani, and Abdul Rauf Zakir,” the State Department said in a statement on Wednesday.

It also increased its previous reward offer of up to $5m for information on the group’s leader, Sirajuddin Haqqani, to up to $10m.
The State Department added: “The group is allied with al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban and cooperates with other terrorist organisations in the region.”

It said that the Pakistan-based Haqqani network was “the most lethal insurgent group” targeting the US-led Nato coalition and Afghan personnel in Afghanistan.  – AFP

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