NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a statement on Thursday announced, a senior Islamic Movemement Uzbekistan leader was killed following an airstrike in this province.

The source further added, in Ishkamish district, Takhar province on Wednesday, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to find Mullah Anwar, a senior Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader.

During the operation, the security force was attacked by a group of insurgents, ISAF said following the statement adding that the force returned fire and conducted a precision airstrike.

After the strike, the force conducted a follow-on assessment and confirmed the strike had killed multiple insurgents including Anwar, ISAF confirmed.

Anwar is the senior IMU military leader in Burkah district, Baghlan province and was involved in the assassination of the Ishkamish district mayor on Monday.

The security force also detained two suspected insurgents and seized multiple weapons and explosives during the operation.

Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the reports.

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