The Haqqani Network is an Afghan guerilla insurgent group that became a part of Taliban in 1995. It is named after its founder Jalaluddin Haqqani, who first fought against the Soviet army and then the American forces with the help of Pakistan. The current success of Taliban is attributed to Haqqani Network, which directly reports to the Taliban Supreme Council.
The Haqqani Network is Talibans most combat-ready force having members who specialize in complex attacks and technical skills required for making improvised explosives and rockets. It is a liaison hub for outreach and cooperation with regional terrorist organisations, including Al-Qaeda.