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An Afghan and coalition security force killed Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan facilitator, Mazlum Yar, during a security operation in Ishkamish district, Takhar province, today.

Mazlum Yar, also known as Qari Asrar and Tufan, planned and executed improvised explosive device attacks targeting government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials, as well as Afghan and coalition forces. He facilitated suicide bombers throughout Takhar and Baghlan provinces. Prior to his death, he was organizing IED emplacement for an impending attack.

The security force also detained three suspected insurgents and seized a rifle as a result of the operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

A Taliban leader was arrested and one suspected insurgent detained by an Afghan and coalition security force in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, today. The leader was directly responsible for coordinating improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the district, as well as the procurement and distribution of IED-making materials.

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, today. The leader operated as a key player in an assassination and attack network in central Helmand province. He was responsible for coordinating and conducting attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

East

Three armed insurgents were killed by an Afghan and coalition security force during an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Sherzad district, Nangarhar province, today. The leader commands a group of fighters in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. During the search, five insurgents, armed with rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles, opened fire on the Afghan and coalition troops. The security force returned fire, killing three, and seized a cache of weapons as a result of the operation.

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