IS intel chief reportedly killed in Afghanistan

WION Web Team Kabul, Afghanistan Aug 02, 2020, 12.06 PM(IST)

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The group is responsible for carrying out the March 25 Kabul gurdwara attack in which at least 25 Sikhs were killed.

Afghanistan has killed Assadullah Orakzai, the intelligence head for the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), National Directorate of Security (NDS) says.

The group is responsible for carrying out the March 25 Kabul gurdwara attack in which at least 25 Sikhs were killed.

The NDS told TOLO News that the IS commander was killed on Saturday during an operation near Jalalabad city, the capial of Nangarhar province.

"The Special Units of the NDS have eliminated Ziaurrahman known as Assadullah Orakzai, the native of Akhel Orakzai agency of Pakistan during a targeted operation," the agency said in a statement.

Orakzai was involved in plotting deadly attacks on a number of military and civilian targets in Afghanistan.

On April 4, the NDS announced the arrest of Abdullah Orakzai, who is known as Aslam Farooqi, the leader of the ISKP and 19 other IS members.