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    Coalition forces kill Taliban senior commander planning Kabul attacks



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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan - With the parliamentary elections a little more than a week away, coalition forces killed Nur Mohammad, a senior commander involved in improvised explosive device and suicide attacks in Kabul city, with a precision air strike in Kabul province Sept. 9.

    Intelligence sources have been tracking Nur Mohammad for weeks.

    Officials confirmed he conducted attacks and was planning imminent attacks in Kabul city prior to the Sept. 18 elections.

    "This was a very successful strike which stopped a very dangerous individual from conducting further attacks against Afghan civilians and Afghan and coalition forces," said U.S. Air Force Col. James Dawkins, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command Combined Joint Operations Center director. "The Afghan people deserve to cast their votes without fear of attacks from the insurgent groups; we are continuously tracking them and taking action before they're able to carry out their plans."

    Intelligence sources tracked Nur Mohammed and two armed insurgents to a field in the remote Musahi district of Kabul province.

    After careful planning to ensure no civilians were present, coalition aircraft conducted a precision air strike on the insurgents.

    A follow-on ground security force dispatched to the area confirmed the death of Nur Mohammad along with his two associates. The security force also found multiple automatic weapons, grenades and IED material, including multiple remote IED triggers and blasting caps in the insurgents' possession.



    Date Taken: 09.09.2010
    Date Posted: 09.09.2010 20:19
    Story ID: 55985
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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