Financier of Taliban-linked group shot dead in Pakistan

Financier of Taliban-linked group shot dead in Pakistan
This frame grab taken November 11, 2013,from 2008 video footage shows Maulana Fazlullah, newly appointed chief of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), speaking with local journalists in the Pakistan's northwestern Swat valley. The Pakistani Taliban on November 7, 2013, have elected Maulana Fazlullah as their new chief following the death of the previous leader in a US drone strike.

ISLAMABAD - The chief financier of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network militant group has been shot dead in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, militant sources told Reuters on Monday.

"Nasiruddin Haqqani was killed in Islamabad while travelling in a car with a few other unidentified people," one Taliban source said, adding that the attack took place on Sunday.

"His body has been moved to North Waziristan."

In June 2010, the United States sanctioned Nasiruddin and two other Afghans as "specifically designated global terrorists" for their activities.

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