Troops Kill Terror Group’s Senior Leader in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2012 — An Afghan spe­cial unit and coali­tion troops killed the senior Islam­ic Move­ment of Uzbek­istan leader in Afghanistan dur­ing a March 26 oper­a­tion in the Shirin Tagab dis­trict of Faryab province, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.

Dur­ing the oper­a­tion, insur­gents fired on the secu­ri­ty force. The force returned fire, killing Makhdum Nus­rat and sev­er­al oth­er insur­gents, offi­cials said.

Two oth­er insur­gents were detained, and the force seized a rock­et-pro­pelled grenade launch­er, sev­er­al rock­ets, and sev­er­al assault rifles and grenades.

Makhdum led attacks against Afghan and coali­tion troops through­out the north­ern provinces for the last eight months and was plot­ting the assas­si­na­tion of an Afghan par­lia­ment mem­ber in the Afghan cap­i­tal of Kab­ul, offi­cials said.

The Islam­ic Move­ment of Uzbek­istan is a ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tion close­ly linked to al-Qai­da and the Tal­iban. It con­ducts insur­gent attacks in the north­ern region of Afghanistan, as well as in oth­er Cen­tral Asian coun­tries.

Source:
From an Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force News Release

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