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Islamic State's leader in Afghanistan killed in raid, confirms US military

The April raid in Nangarhar province targeted ISIS-K leader Abdul Hasib, US-Forces Afghanistan said

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US and Afghan troops killed the leader of the group's Afghanistan affiliate in an April raid, officials confirmed on Monday.

The raid in Nangarhar province targeted the leader, Abdul Hasib, US-Forces Afghanistan said.

It said earlier that if confirmed, the death of Hasib and his associates would "significantly degrade operations in Afghanistan and help reach our goal of destroying them in 2017".

First Published: Mon, May 08 2017. 08:19 IST