Afghan intelligence agency said on Saturday the chief of Islamic State for Orakzai and the self-styled Khorasan region (Pakistan, Afghanistan and some adjoining regions), Hafiz Saeed Khan, was killed in a US drone strike.
“Based on NDS (National Directorate of Security) intelligence, Hafiz Saeed, the leader of IS in so called Khorasan state was killed in an air strike in Achin, Nangarhar province,” the NDS said in a statement posed online.
There is no word from Islamic State on the NDS claim.
Sayeed is the second top IS leader who has been killed in drone strike in three days.
“Daish no 1 in Afghanistan, Hafiz Saeed, was killed in a drone strike in Nangarhar,” Afghan news agency Tolo News said, quoting Afghan spy agency, NDS.
BREAKING: Deash No 1 in Afghanistan, Hafiz Saeed, was killed in a drone strike in Nangarhar: NDS pic.twitter.com/pEbGYBVeFQ
— TOLOnews (@TOLOnews) July 11, 2015
Further details on the drone strike are yet to be known and no official confirmation has been given by the Afghan government.