Kabul: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group’s Khurasan province chief was killed in a drone strike in Nangarhar province.

The Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Hafiz Syed was killed after the Afghan security forces provided information regarding his location to the coalition security forces.

A statement by NDS said Syed was killed along with 30 others in Achin district of Nangarhar province.

This was the second highest affiliated ISIS leader killed in Afghanistan during the past one week. A senior commander of ISIS Shahidullah Shahid was killed in a drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province last week.

Acording to NDS, Shahid was killed in a drone strike in Achin district. He was a spokesman for the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) who later pledged allegiance to ISIS terror group.

He was one of the few senior members of TTP who joined Daesh when it first emerged in the region few months ago and was planning to engulf a widened war in the region and play a central role for the terror group.

Courtesy Khaama Press