A key ISIS group leader who was collecting funds for the terror group has been arrested during an operation of the Special Forces of Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), in eastern Nangahrar province.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the detained individual has been identified as Jawid who is originally a resident of Rodat district of Nangarhar.

The statement further added that Jawid was living in Hayatabad of Peshawar before he was appointed as the fundraiser by the terror group in Nangarhar province.

The NDS Special Force also arrested another militant identified as Zabiullah in connection to terrorist related activities in this province.

According to the provincial government, Zabiullah originally hails from Khogyani district and was living in Kabul.

Zabiullah had recently visited Nangarhar to carry out a targeted assassination attack on instructions of the terrorist groups, the statement added.

The provincial government also added that the two suspects have confessed to their crimes and are currently in the custody of the security forces.

This comes as the NDS forces had earlier arrested a group of five people on charges of kidnapping in this province.