A notorious leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group was killed with his seven fighters in a U.S. drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in a statement said the ISIS leader Abu Zar was killed in Khogyani district on Thursday.

The statement further added that Abu Zar was one of the most notorious leaders of the terror group who was involved in vicious activities against the local residents besides conducting other terrorist related activities including roadside bombings.

The anti-government armed militants including ISIS sympathizers have not commented regarding the airstrike so far.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the security situation in some of its districts has deteriorated during the recent years.

Taliban and ISIS militants are active in some of the remote districts of the province where they often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.


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