Head Of ISIL In Afghanistan Killed In Drone Strike: Reports

By Carla MozeeMarketWatch Pulse

The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan has been killed in a U.S. drone strike, according to media reports Thursday. Shahidullah Shahid died along with 25 others in an attack in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan. Shahid had previously been a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, but was fired last year for pledging allegiance to Islamic State, said reports.

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