Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader, Feda Mohammad, during an operation in Balkh district, Balkh province, Saturday.
Mohammad, also known as Omari, had a long history of planning attacks against civilians and Afghan and coalition forces. Prior to Afghan New Year’s celebrations in March, Mohammad coordinated a failed attack against public gatherings, specifically targeting the Balkh provincial governor and other government officials with suicide bombers. He also had extensive experience facilitating the movement of improvised explosive devices for use in insurgent operations.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed today the death of a senior Taliban leader, Mullah Hayatullah, during an operation in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Thursday. Hayatullah was one of the top officials for the Taliban in Maiwand district. He was responsible for organizing and planning improvised explosive devices and small-arms fire attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He also facilitated the movement of supplies, to include heavy and light weapons, for the Taliban network in his area and plotted to assassinate Afghans who support the local government and Afghan National Security Forces.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani leader and two other insurgents during an operation in Matun district, Khost province, Saturday. The leader is believed to be involved in planning and conducting attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He has also performed reconnaissance operations for his cell, gathering and relaying intelligence to his fellow Haqqani fighters in order to bolster insurgent operations.