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PublishDate: Monday, April 22, 2013 16:49

Senior IMU Leader Killed in Balkh Raid

Feda Mohammad, also known as Omari, had a long history of planning attacks against civilians and Afghan and coalition forces.

A senior leader of Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) was killed in a joint Afghan and Nato operation in northern Balkh province, Isaf said.

"Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed today the death of a senior Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader, Feda Mohammad, during an operation in Balkh district of Balkh province, Saturday," Isaf said in a statement Monday.

Feda Mohammad, also known as Omari, had a long history of planning attacks against civilians and Afghan and coalition forces, the statement said.

"Prior to Afghan New Year celebrations in March, Mohammad coordinated a failed attack against public gatherings, specifically targeting the Balkh provincial governor and other government officials with suicide bombers," it said.

He also had extensive experience facilitating the movement of improvised explosive devices for use in insurgent operations.








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