ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed

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Islamic State leader in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, was killed in an attack by Afghan Special Forces. File photo

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The leader of the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group in Afghanistan was killed in an attack by Afghan forces, officials said on Sunday.

Abdul Hasib, ISIS head in Afghanistan, was killed in an operation by the Afghan Special Forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced Hasib’s death in an official statement on Sunday.

Hasib was appointed as ISIS leader in Afghanistan last year subsequent to the death of his predecessor Hafiz Saeed Khan, who was killed by an American airstrike.

According to the Afghan authorities, Hasib had ordered several attacks across the country, the last of which took place in March targeting a military hospital in Kabul.

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