The International Security Assistance Force killed a senior commander of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan who also serves as the Taliban's shadow governor in the northern province of Takhar.
ISAF attacked the commander after intelligence assets indicated he was "traveling in a sedan on a series of remote roads" in the district of Rustaq in Takhar earlier today. A senior US intelligence official said the senior commander was Mohammed Amin, and said he was killed during the strike.
Mohammed Amin's car is thought to have been part of a six-vehicle convoy, according to an ISAF press release. Strike aircraft "conducted a precision air strike on one sedan and later followed with direct fire from an aerial platform." Between eight to 12 "insurgents," including a Taliban commander, were killed or wounded during the attack, ISAF estimated.
But a spokesman for the provincial government
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