Afghan government: head of ISIS in Afghanistan killed in strike

The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Erhabi, was killed in a strike on the group‘s hideouts in Nangarhar province on Saturday night, authorities said on Sunday.

Ten other members of the militant group were also killed in a joint ground and air operation by Afghan and foreign forces, the National Directorate of Security in Kabul said in a statement.

Lieutenant-Colonel Martin O’Donnell, a spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan, said the United States carried out a strike in Afghanistan on Saturday against a "senior leader of a designated terrorist organization."

The provincial governor of Nangarhar said Erhabi was the fourth Islamic State leader in Afghanistan to be killed since July 2017.

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