Coalition and Afghan special operations forces attempted to capture the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan’s senior bomb maker in Afghanistan. From ISAF’s press release:
An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to capture an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan bomb-making expert in Kunduz district, Kunduz province, today. He is believed to be the senior bomb maker for the IMU in Afghanistan and supervises the construction of explosive devices for attacks against senior Afghan officials. The security force killed one insurgent and detained another as a result of this operation.
Today’s raid in Kunduz takes place just one week after special operations forces killed Makhdum Nusrat, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan’s top leader in Afghanistan. Nusrat was killed in a raid in Faryab province.
For more information on the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan’s operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and its links to al Qaeda, see LWJ report, IMU cleric urges Pakistanis to continue sheltering jihadis in Waziristan.
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