News - Afghanistan
A senior leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Khadim, was killed in a joint Afghan and Nato troops operation in eastern Kunduz province on Monday, Isaf said.
Khadim was killed in Kunduz's Chahar Dara district after retaliating against the security forces.
"As the forces approached Khadim's location, he attacked the combined security force and the security force engaged Khadim and killed him," Isaf said in a statement on Tuesday.
Khadim was an explosives expert responsible for recruiting and training insurgents for suicide attacks, as well as planning and leading multiple attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the region, according to Isaf.
Meanwhile, security forces also captured two insurgents during an operation Baraki Barak district of Logar province on Tuesday, Isaf said.
The operation was launched in the province to arrest a Taliban leader in charge of transporting insurgents throughout the region and directing improvised explosive device and direct-fire attacks against security forces in the district, Isaf said.
It added that several other insurgents were captured in joint operation in Mohammad Aghah district of the province today.