The leader of an ISIL-linked terrorist group based in Eastern Afghanistan was reportedly killed during an operation by Afghan security sources.
The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan officials have said they are aware of the reports regarding the death of Hafiz Saeed who call himself as the leader of ‘ISIL Khurasan’ group, but an investigation is underway to confirm his death, Khaama Press reported.
This is not the first time reports have emerged regarding the death of Hafiz Saeed in Eastern Afghanistan.
However the commander of the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army General Zaman Waziri has said Saeed was killed along with around 30 others in Achin district.
Reports regarding the death of Saeed comes as the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces launched a major operation against the terror group in Nangarhar province two weeks ago.
The operations kicked off from the restive Kot district which was once one of the main strongholds of the terror group in Afghanistan.
The operations were launched to prevent the terror group from gaining further foothold in the country as they attempted and managed to consolidate operations with the main terror group in Syria and Iraq.