Afghan spy agency confirms ISIS commander killed in drone strike

A file photo of Shahidullah Shahid from 2013 (AP)

The Afghan intelligence agency confirmed a third top Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group commander was killed in a drone strike in eastern Afghanistan this week.

Shahidullah Shahid, a former member of the Pakistani Taliban who defected to the ISIS and was operating in Afghanistan, was killed along with five militants on Tuesday, an official said.

An increasing number of militants are pledging allegiance to the ISIS in Afghanistan, making them a target of deadly strikes there by the U.S. unmanned aircraft. 

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44