ISIS leader in Afghanistan was killed in raid

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The leader of Islamic State in Afghanistan has been killed in a joint raid in eastern Nangarhar province, Afghan and US military officials confirmed Sunday.

"This is the second ISIS-K emir we have killed in nine months, along with dozens of their leaders and hundreds of their fighters", said General John Nicholson, Commander US Forces - Afghanistan.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced Hasib's death in an official statement on Sunday.

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Hasib was appointed previous year following the death of his predecessor Hafiz Saeed Khan during a raid by U.S. and Afghan special forces.

The local affiliate of ISIS, known as ISIS Khorasan (IS-K), has been active since 2015, fighting both the Taliban as well as Afghan and United States forces.

Two suicide bombers of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were blown up by their suicide bombing vests before they manage to target the Afghan security forces.

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Security forces inspect the site of an Islamic State-claimed attack on a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 8, 2017. Two American soldiers died in the attack, perhaps from friendly fire, the Pentagon said. The Pentagon says the raid also killed at least 35 ISIS fighters and "several other high ranking ISIS-K leaders".

US and Afghan special forces, backed by drone strikes and other air support, have waged a series of operations against IS-K since March, killing dozens of their fighters, mainly in Nangarhar, on the border with Pakistan.

A member of Afghanistan's special forces observes the enemy lines in Achin district of Nangarhar province in Afghanistan.

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