Senior Haqqani militant killed

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 11, 2013 23:48 hrs

A senior leader of the Haqqani militant network was killed near Pakistan's Islamabad city, media reports said on Monday.

Nasiruddin Haqqani was the brother of Haqqani network chief Sirajuddin Haqqani.

"Nasiruddin Haqqani, a senior militant leader and brother of Haqqani network chief Sirajuddin Haqqani, has been shot dead," Pakistan based Dawn News reported quoting militant sources and intelligence officials.

The exact location where he was killed is not clear.

"His funeral was held today at 330 pm at the Haqqania madrassah (seminary) in Miramshah," A senior Afghan Taliban commander told Dawn News.

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