Islamic State’s Afghan unit chief killed

RSTV Bureau
File photo: Afghan security forces stand guard near the site of two blasts in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.  (Representational Image).

File photo: Afghan security forces stand guard near the site of two blasts in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Representational Image).

US and Afghan troops killed the leader of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate in an April raid, US military officials confirmed on Sunday.

The raid in Nangarhar province targeted the leader, Abdul Hasib, US-Forces Afghanistan said.

It said earlier that if confirmed, the death of the Hasib and his associates would “significantly degrade ISIS-K operations in Afghanistan and help reach our goal of destroying them in 2017.”