May 1, 2012

Russian Report on IMU death in March

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Text of report by Russian internet news agency Regnum, specializing in regional reporting

Afghan security forces and members of the coalition forces have carried out an operation in Fariab Province’s Shirin Tagab District (in northwestern Afghanistan) to arrest the leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) in Afghanistan, Makhdum Nusrat, a Regnum news agency correspondent has quoted a press release of the unified command of the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force).

“During the operation, insurgents fired on the combined security force. The force returned fire, killing Makhdum and several other IMU insurgents. Two more insurgents were seized along with a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, multiple rockets, several AK-47s and grenades,” the ISAF report said.

It also emphasized that Makhdum was the highest-ranking representative of the IMU in Afghanistan. He has organized attacks on coalition troops in the northern provinces of Afghanistan in the past eight months and was involved in plotting the assassination of an Afghan MP in Kabul.

(Description of Source: Moscow Regnum in Russian — Independent national news agency carrying reports from affiliated regional news agencies and its own network of regional correspondents)

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