TORKHAM: The leader of the Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Erhabi killed along with 10 other members by an American drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
According to media reports,that the strike in Nangarhar province had killed Abu Saad Erhabi and his ten bodyguard on Saturday night.
The air attacks on a village in Khugyani district, near the border with Pakistan, also destroyed a large number of weapons, explosives, and ammunition, the reports said.
The provincial governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyani confirmed Erhabi’s death.
US forces in Afghanistan said they conducted an air raid in the location described by Afghan officials, which “targeted a senior leader of a designated terrorist organisation”.
Abu Saad Erhabi was a key commander of the Islamic State in Khorasan.
Erhabi was the fourth ISIL leader killed in Afghanistan since the group emerged there in early 2015. Erhabi succeeded Abu Sayed who was killed in a US drone attack in early July.