Rewards for Justice is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information on Sirajuddin Haqqani, also known as Siraj Haqqani and Khalifa. Sirajuddin leads the Haqqani Network (HQN), a U.S-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). Under his leadership, HQN has planned and conducted numerous significant kidnappings and attacks against U.S. and Coalition Forces in Afghanistan, the Afghan government, and civilian targets. In 2015, Sirajuddin was appointed deputy leader of the Taliban, cementing the alliance between HQN and the Taliban.
During an interview with an American news organization, Sirajuddin admitted to planning the January 14, 2008 attack against the Serena Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, which killed six people, including U.S. citizen Thor David Hesla. Sirajuddin also admitted to having planned the April 2008 assassination attempt on Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
On March 11, 2008, the U.S. Department of State designated Sirajuddin Haqqani as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist pursuant to Executive Order 13224, as amended. As a result of this designation, among other consequences, all property and interests in property of Sirajuddin that are subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with Sirajuddin. In addition, it is a crime to knowingly provide, or attempt or conspire to provide, material support or resources to the FTO HQN.