07 Apr '12, 4am

ISAF captures IMU suicide attack facilitator in Afghan north

Coalition special operations forces captured an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan suicide attack facilitator in the remote province of Badakhshan in northeastern Afghanistan yesterday. The raid occurred a little over one week after special operations forces killed the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's top leader for Afghanistan during a raid in the west. The IMU suicide attack facilitator was captured along with several "insurgents" during a raid in the Kishim district in Badakhshan province, the International Security Assistance Force stated in a press release . ISAF said the facilitator "coordinated the construction of suicide bomb vests and directed suicide attacks against Afghan officials and security forces in Kunduz, Badakhshan and Takhar provinces." ISAF has stepped up the targeting of the IMU's leadership cadre over the past month. Special operations forces have target...

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