In Audio Interview, Sirajuddin Haqqani Says Haqqani Network is Not Separate from the Taliban, Offers of Peace Talks are Aimed at Dividing the Mujahideen

Special Dispatch Series No. 4286,  November 15, 2011

Former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani, the head of the Afghan High Peace Council (which was appointed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai to hold peace talks with the Taliban and other militant groups in Afghanistan), was assassinated by a Taliban suicide bomber at his home in Kabul on September 20, 2011.

Rabbani's assassination came barely a week after the September 13 terror attack on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters in the heart of Kabul. Admiral Mike Mullen has accused the ISI of supporting the Taliban's Haqqani Network in carrying out the attack on the U.S. Embassy. The Taliban groups are part of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, led by Mullah Omar.

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