27 Mar '12, 3pm

ISAF, Afghan forces kill top IMU commander in north

During a raid in northern Afghanistan yesterday, a combined Coalition and Afghan special operations force killed the top commander for Afghan operations of the al Qaeda and Taliban-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. Makhdum Nusrat, described by the International Security Assistance Force as "the senior Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader in Afghanistan," was killed yesterday in Faryab's Shirin Tagab district during a raid by an "Afghan Special Unit" and Coalition forces, ISAF stated in a press release . Nusrat and "several additional IMU insurgents" were killed and two "insurgents" were captured after they opened fire on the combined Afghan and Coalition force. Security forces also seized "a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, multiple rockets, several AK-47s and a number of grenades." ISAF described Nusrat as "the highest-ranking IMU insurgent operating in the countr...

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