U.S. air strike kills Islamic State leader in Afghanistan




 
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U.S. air strike kills Islamic State leader in Afghanistan
 
July 11th, 2015  
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U.S. air strike kills Islamic State leader in Afghanistan
By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - The top Islamic State commander in Afghanistan has been killed by a U.S. air strike in the country's east, officials said on Saturday, the fourth ex-Taliban who declared loyalty to the Middle East-based militants to be assassinated within a week. Hafez Saeed was the leader of Islamic State in the "so-called Khorasan state", Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) said, referring to an old term the militants use to describe Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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