Kabul: A top commander of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Afghanistan was killed in an Afghan Air Force air strike. Khamma Press quoted the Ministry of Defense (MoD), as saying that the air strike was carried out in Wata Pur district of eastern Kunar province.
The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army in a statement said the airstrike was carried out by the U.S. forces using an unmanned aerial vehicle. A statement said Shafiq Abbas was a commander of the Taliban group and was involved in major terrorist activities in Wata Pur district.
Following major blows in some of their strongholds in eastern Nangarhar province, the insurgent group have recently started operations in the restive Kunar province.
On Sunday, at least eight ISIS loyalists were killed in an airstrike in Achin district. The Afghan forces have stepped up operations to eliminate the insurgent groups amid concerns that it is attempting to expand foothold in the country