The Afghan security forces have arrested the recruitment leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

Provincial Security Chief Farid Ahmad Mashal told reporters that the ISIS recruitment leader Mullah Edris, also famous as Abuzar, was arrested by the security forces on Friday.

He said the detained militant has confessed that he was actively recruiting for the terror group from Ghazni and other provinces of the country.

The anti-government armed militant groups including ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the report so far.

In the meantime, Mashal said the counter-terrorism operations are underway against the anti-government armed militant groups in various restive districts of Ghazni province.

He said at least 49 militants were killed and at least 21 others sustained injuries during the ground operations and airstrikes in the past 48 hours.

According to Mashal, a senior commander of the Taliban group identified as Nawab Ahmad Haqqani was among those killed while another senior Taliban leader identified as Mullah Hamza has sustained injuries.


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