The spokesman of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) was killed during the operations of the Afghan Special Forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said the ISIS-K spokesman Sharafat Shafaq was killed in Deh Bala district last week.

The statement further added that Shafaq was also the head of media wing of the terror group who was also spreading propaganda in favor of ISIS-K group, mainly aimed at recruiting militants for the terror group from the other parts of the country.

The ISIS Khurasan loyalists have not commented regarding the killing of the group’s spokesman so far.

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

This comes as the Afghan military in the East said last week that 51 ISIS Khurasan militants have been killed during the operations in Haska Mina district.