Press Trust of India
Islamabad, 11 November
Nasiruddin Haqqani, eldest son of the chief of the Haqqani network that has been blamed for attacks on the Indian Embassy in Kabul and US forces, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital, police sources said today.
Nasiruddin was killed by two gunmen riding a motorcycle while returning home from a mosque in a car in Barakahu area late last night.Police sources confirmed that he was killed though there was no information on who was behind the attack. It was also not known what Nasiruddin was doing in the area and how his body was taken to Miranshah in North Waziristan Agency yesterday for burial. Leaders of the Haqqani network were also quoted by the media as confirming his killing. Nasiruddin, the eldest son of Haqqani network founder Jalaluddin Haqqani, was born in Paktika province of Afghanistan.