Afghan I.S. leader killed by com­man­dos

New Straits Times - - World -

KABUL: The head of Is­lamic State in Afghanistan, be­lieved to be the mas­ter­mind be­hind an as­sault on a mil­i­tary hos­pi­tal that claimed at least 50 lives, has been killed, US and Afghan of­fi­cials said. Ab­dul Ha­sib, whose group is af­fil­i­ated with IS in Iraq and Syria, was killed last month by spe­cial forces in Nan­garhar, the pres­i­den­tial palace in Kabul said. Nato com­man­der Gen­eral John Nicholson con­firmed the killing and warned that “any IS mem­ber who comes to Afghanistan will meet the same fate”.

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