ISAF kills prominent IMU leader – UPI.com

Posted: October 6, 2012 in Tajikistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 21 (UPI) — A joint military operation in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province said it killed a leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force issued a statement Thursday announcing the death of Qari Yahya, an IMU leader, during an operation Tuesday in Qal-al-ye Zal district in Kunduz.

As the security force approached Yahya’s location, he and another IMU leader reportedly moved from the compound and acted in a hostile manner toward Afghan and coalition troops. In the ensuing fight, Qari Yahya was killed and the other IMU leader was arrested.

Yahya is said to be responsible for facilitating and conducting improvised explosive device attacks throughout Kunduz, which is on the northern Afghanistan border near Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

via ISAF kills prominent IMU leader – UPI.com.

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