Pakistan’s ‘university of jihad’ takes great pride in its Taliban alumni



Maulana Yousaf Shah cracks a wide smile as he rattles off a list of former students turned Taliban leaders, revelling in their victories over superpowers on Afghanistan’s battlefields after graduating from Pakistan’s “university of jihad”.The Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary has churned out a who’s who of Taliban top brass – including many now on the hardline group’s negotiating team holding talks with the Kabul government to end a 20-year war.“Russia was broken into pieces by the students and…

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