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    UPDATE: ISAF confirms status of Taliban leader in Kunduz



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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan - International Security Assistance Force confirmed Bahadur was killed during a combined Afghan and coalition force operation in Kunduz Dec. 30.

    Bahadur was the Taliban deputy shadow governor for Kunduz province. He provided funding, weapons and supplies to Taliban leaders and fighters. He also conducted attacks and provided operational guidance to senior Taliban leaders in the province. His connections included a Taliban leader in the Baghlan province and members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan terrorist group.

    Recent reporting indicated that he arranged the distribution of improvised explosive devices to Taliban groups operating in Kunduz and Balkh provinces.

    "The death of Bahadur is a direct blow to the Taliban insurgency, eliminating a key planner and enabler of operations against innocent Afghan people," said Lt. Col. Patrick Hynes, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command Combined Joint Operations Center director. "The military alliance and government of Afghanistan are committed to carrying out operations that continue to improve security across the country."



    Date Taken: 12.30.2010
    Date Posted: 01.02.2011 02:33
    Story ID: 62874
    Location: KABUL, AF

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