Kabul, 24 Jumadil Akhir 1434/4 May 2013 (MINA) – A senior insurgent leader was killed following a joint military operation by Afghan and coalition security forces in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan.

      NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) following a statement announced, “Afghan and coalition security force killed a senior fighters leader, Jamal, who had ties to both the Taliban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. Three other guerrillas were killed and detained two insurgents during the operation in Burkah district, Baghlan province, May 3.”

      “As the security force approached Jamal’s location, a group of fighters opened fire on the Afghan and coalition troops. The security force returned fire, killing Jamal and three other insurgent,” the source further added.

      Also known as Mullah Zabiullah, Jamal was the second highest ranking insurgent official in Burkah district. His cell of fighters is responsible for a significant number of attacks, including suicide bombings, against Afghan throughout Baghlan and Takhar provinces.

      Coalition forces said adding that the leader himself was personally responsible for recruiting and training Afghans in insurgency operations and targeting Afghan officials for kidnappings and executions, Khaama Press quoted by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA) as reporting..

      He also played a significant role in linking Taliban and IMU fighters in Baghlan, working as a mediator and coordinating operations between the two networks.

      ISAF report, in a separate operation in Waygal district, Nuristan province May 2, an Afghan and coalition security force killed a senior leader with ties to the Taliban and other terrorist networks, Mohammad Issa, and one other insurgent.

      According to ISAF, Issa, also known as Emirati, was in charge of training Taliban fighters and leaders responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. (T/P09/E1).

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA).

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