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Leader of Afghan IS branch killed in US raid: Pentagon

AFP  |  Washington 

US forces have killed the leader of the Islamic State group's branch in a raid in the northeastern province of Kunar, the Pentagon said today.

"US forces killed Abu Sayed, the emir of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria -- Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) -- in a strike on the group's headquarters in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, July 11," Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement.

"The raid also killed other ISIS-K members and will significantly disrupt the terror group's plans to expand its presence in

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First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 00:32 IST