by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/04/18, 11:10 am
Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder the Afghan Haqqani terrorism network, died Monday in Afghanistan after years of bad health, a Taliban spokesman confirmed Tuesday. Haqqani, who was 71, was one of the Afghan warriors backed by the United States in the 1980s to combat the former Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan. In 2012, the United States declared the network a terrorist organization.