Airstrike kills key Haqqani Network leader who was involved in deadly Kabul attacks

10/28/2019

An airstrike in Mohammad Agha district of Logar killed a prominent Haqqani Network leader who had planned and faciliated some of the deadliest attacks in Kabul city.
According to a statement released by Ministry of Defense, the security forces conducted the airstrike in ZarghoonShahr Village, killing Qari Burhan and some Pakistani and Arab militants.
The statement further added that Qari Burhan was in command of a notorious group of terrorists and had planned and facilitated some of the deadliest attacks in Kabul city.
He had planned and conducted the 2017 attack close to Jamhuriat Hospital which killed 103 people and wounded 235 others, the defense ministry said, adding that he had planned and facilitated the attack on a high rise building in Abdul Haq Square in 2011.
Qari Burhan had also planned and facilitated some deadly attacks in Kabul including a car bomb attack in 2015 which wounded 400 people and the attack on Alburz Township.
The defense ministry also added that Qari Burhan had close cooperation with Al Qaeda terrorist network and was facilitating the transfer of suicide bombers to Ghazni and Logar provinces