Kabul announces that it has killed the head of the self-proclaimed Islamic State Daesh in Abu Saad Erhabi during a raid in Nangarhar province on Saturday (August 25th). The terrorist group's news agency has not confirmed.
Afghan authorities announced on Sunday (August 26th) the death of the head of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) organization Daesh in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Erhabi. He was reportedly killed in a raid the night before in the eastern province of Nangarhar.
Ten other members of the terrorist group were killed in this ground and air operation by Afghan and allied forces, the National Security Directorate said in a statement. Two Daesh hideouts were targeted and a large quantity of heavy and light weapons could be destroyed, she added.
Daesh's propaganda body did not release any information about this attack.
The governor of Nangarhar province said Saad Erhabi was the fourth leader of the Afghan Daesh branch killed in a year. Sometimes known as Islamic State-Khorassan, the group has been active since 2015, fighting against the Taliban as well as against the Afghan forces and the NATO contingent.