Sunday, 16 May 2021 11:47 GMT

Afghan Special Forces kill local Islamic State leader

( MENAFN )According to National Directorate of Security (NDS), the country's national intelligence agency, Afghan Special Forces in the country's eastern Nangarhar province killed a local Islamic State (IS) leader.

The agency posted on Twitter that "Acting on a confirmed tip-off, the NDS Special Operations Forces conducted an operation in Kuz Kunar district, Nangarhar province, to arrest Kamin, known as Hakimullah, one of the IS newly designated local leaders."

It added that "A gunfight took place while the targeted man was planning to flee the area. As a result, Kamin, who served as IS military chief for Pachir Wa Agam and Haska Mina districts of Nangarhar was killed."

The army's 209 Shaheen Corps stated that Afghan army personnel ruined an attack tunnel of Taliban insurgents and detained four militants in Sharsharak village of northern Balkh province on Friday night.

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