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Thursday September 29th, 2016 12:58PM

US suspects Haqqani tie to Afghan insider attacks

By The Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. officials say the Haqqani insurgent network, which has ties to al-Qaida, is suspected of being behind some "insider" attacks by Afghan forces. Those attacks have killed or wounded more than 130 American and allied troops this year.<br /> <br /> Until now, officials had said the attacks seemed to stem from personal grievances against the allies or from Taliban infiltration.<br /> <br /> The officials had not previously cited suspicion of a Haqqani link.<br /> <br /> The Taliban publicly claims to be orchestrating the attacks.<br /> <br /> The officials said there is no hard evidence of a Haqqani tie to specific incidents but attack patterns point in that direction.<br /> <br /> The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss inferences drawn from internal U.S. military analyses. They were not authorized to make the comments publicly.<br />
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