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Senior IMU leader detained in Kunduz

Senior IMU leader detained in Kunduz

Apr 03, 2012 - 17:33

KUNDUZ CITY (PANinfo-icon): A senior Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) leader was arrested and one of his accomplices killed during an operation in northern Kunduz province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) said on Tuesday.

A joint Afghan-international security force conducted the operation in pursuit of the IMU leader, a professional bomb maker, who was arrested in the Dashti Archi district.

ISAF accused the detainee of supervising the bomb-making process and leading attacks against Afghan and ISAF soldiers in the district. One insurgent was wounded during the operation.

The district chief, Sadruddin, identified the detainee as Ziaul Rahman, who led a 15-member militant group. Rahman, who recently returned from Pakistaninfo-icon, was arrested in a building near the district centre. An explosives-packed motorcycle was also seized during the operation.



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