The leader of ISIS in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been killed in a US drone strike.
Hafiz Saeed Khan, along with senior lieutenants, was reportedly killed in an air strike on 26th July
The claim, made by the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, has yet to be verified but the US military says it is investigating.
Afghan Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal said: “”I can confirm that ISIS Khurasan leader Hafiz Saeed Khan along with his senior commanders and fighters died in a U. drone strike on July 26 in Kot district of Afghanistan’s Nangharhar province.”
A spokesman for the US military coalition in Kabul said he could not confirm the reports but officials were investigating.
Khan, a former member of the Pakistani branch of the Taliban who swore allegiance to Middle East-based Islamic State, had earlier reported killed last year but the death was never confirmed.
If true it’s the latest in a series of high profile targets killed by the coalition forces as the war on terror goes on.
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