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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Afghan Isis leader Killed says US and Afghan Officials

Afghan Isis leader Killed  says US and Afghan Officials

Afghan and U.S. officials say the head of the Islamic state Isis in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, have been killed in a joint special forces operation in eastern Nangarhar province.

U.S. military says Hasib is believed to have been behind March's attack on a military hospital in Kabul.

Last month, the Pentagon said Hasib had probably been killed in a raid by US and Afghan special forces.
Two US army rangers also died in the raid, near an underground system of tunnels believed to be used by IS which were targeted by the largest conventional bomb ever used by the US.
There has been no confirmation of the death by IS.
Abdul Hasib was appointed as the leader of IS in Afghanistan last year after his predecessor was killed in a US drone strike.
He is credited with masterminding the Kabul hospital attack, although some Afghan security experts questioned whether a group still thought to be relatively small in Afghanistan could be capable of planning and carrying out such a large scale operation.

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