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Afghanistan: US drone strike kills ISIS affiliate leader

ANI | Updated: Aug 27, 2018 00:49 IST

New York [USA] Aug 26 (ANI): A US drone strike killed an ISIS affiliate - Abu Sayeed Orakzai in Afghanistan on Sunday.
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani's deputy spokesperson announced the death of Orakzai, US Forces-Afghanistan spokesman Lt. Col. Martin O'Donnell was quoted as saying by the Fox News.
"I would also add that the United States unrelentingly continues its counterterrorism efforts against ISIS-K, Al-Qaeda, and other regional and international terrorist groups," O'Donnell said in a statement.
The ISIS-K leader was responsible for a number of bombings that claimed lives of hundreds of civilians.
Ten other ISIS fighters were also killed in the airstrikes, which was launched in the Nangarhar province, near the border with Pakistan.
The air strikes by the US military in Afghanistan has been increased over the past year.(ANI)