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PublishDate: Saturday, May 4, 2013 17:20

Senior Insurgent Leader Killed in Baghlan Operation

As the security force approached Jamal’s location, a group of fighters opened fire on the Afghan and coalition troops. The security force returned fire, killing Jamal and three other insurgents.

A senior insurgent leader Jamal was killed in a joint operation by Afghan and Nato troops in northern Baghlan province Friday, Isaf said.

“An Afghan and coalition security force killed a senior insurgent leader, Jamal, who had ties to both the Taliban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. Three other insurgents were killed and two insurgents were detained during the operation in Burkah district of the province,” Isaf said in a statement.

“As the security force approached Jamal’s location, a group of fighters opened fire on the Afghan and coalition troops. The security force returned fire, killing Jamal and three other insurgents,” it said.

Jamal was the second high ranking insurgent official in Burkah district and he was also known as Mullah Zabiullah.

“His cell of terrorists is responsible for a significant number of attacks, including suicide bombings, against Afghan civilians throughout Baghlan and Takhar provinces,” the statement said.

The leader himself was personally responsible for recruiting and training Afghans in insurgency operations and targeting Afghan officials for kidnappings and executions. He also played a significant role in linking Taliban and IMU fighters in Baghlan, working as a mediator and coordinating operations between the two networks.

The joint forces have also seized four AK-47s and ammunition in the raid.
(China)

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