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Kabul security head Khalil Haqqani was designated as terrorist by US
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Kabul security head Khalil Haqqani was designated as terrorist by US
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Washington/New Delhi, Aug 27 (TIWN) The Talibans new self-proclaimed chief of security in Kabul, Khalil Haqqani of the Haqqani Network with close ties to Pakistans ISI, was designated as a terrorist by the US 10 years ago and is subject to a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture.

In 2011, Mike Mullen, then top US military officer, had told the Congress that the Haqqani network was a "veritable arm" of the ISI, Pakistan's main intelligence service, NBC reported.

The Taliban group was never designated by the US government as a terrorist organization, but the Haqqani network, which has close ties to al-Qaeda and Pakistani intelligence, has long held that distinction. The Haqqani network, which officials say functions like an organized crime family, has been blamed for the kidnapping of several Americans as part of a wide-ranging kidnap-for-ransom business, NBC reported.

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