Informed sources in the National Directorate of Security said the ISIS Khurasan emir, identified as Saad Arhabi, was killed in Khogyani district on Saturday night.
The sources further added that Arhabi, also famous as Abu Syed Orakzai, was killed along with nine other ISIS group members who were accompaying him.
According to the sources, the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Jungle village of Khogyani district.
The provincial governor’s spokesman, Ataullah Khogyani, also confirmed the killing of Saad Arhabi and said he was originally a resident of Orakzai Agency and appointed as the ISIS Khurasan emir after the killing of Haseeb Logari.
In the meantime, the provincial government media office, in a statement said the US unmanned aerial vehicles also carried out airstrikes in the vicinity of Ghani Khel district.
The statement further added that the airstrikes left at least three ISIS Khurasan militants dead while three others sustained injuries.
According to the governor’s office, a commander of the terror group identified as Musafir was among those killed in the airstrikes.
The anti-government armed militant and terrorist groups including ISIS Kurasan loyalists have not commented regarding the report so far.