Sirajuddin Haqqani was born around 1970. He is a Pashtun warlord and military leader. From 2004 to 2008, he led forces in the Waziristan area of Pakistan against Pakistani government forces. In an interview with a news organization he admitted to orchestrating the 2008 bombing of a hotel in Kabul and an assassination attempt on Afghan President Hamid Karzai. He was probably also involved in the bombing of a Kabul elementary school, and he probably directed cross-border attacks from Pakistan against security forces in Afghanistan during the US presence there. He began leading the Afghanistan's Taliban in 2016. A $10 million reward is out for information leading to his capture.