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Leader of Islamic State in Afghanistan is killed

By DEUTSCHE PRESSE-AGENTUR (DPA) Published: August 26, 2018

KABUL, Afghanistan (Tribune News Service) — The leader of Islamic State in Afghanistan was killed in a strike by Afghan forces in the country’s eastern Nangarhar province, the National Directorate of Security said Sunday.

Abu Saad Erhabi died with 10 other members of the terrorist group in an operation Saturday night in a village in Khugyani district, the spy agency said in a statement.

Erhabi was the fourth ISIS leader to be killed in the country since the group emerged in Afghanistan in early 2015.

Erhabi succeeded Abu Sayed, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in early July.

Nangarhar is the birthplace of Islamic State in Afghanistan.

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