The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group for the so called Khurasan province has been killed during an operation of Afghanistan.
The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan officials have said they are aware of the reports regarding the death of ISIS Khurasan chief Hafiz Saeed but an investigation is underway to confirm his death.
This is not the first time reports have emerged regarding the death of Hafiz Saeed in eastern Afghanistan.
However the commander of the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army General Zaman Waziri has said Saeed was killed along with around 30 others in Achin district.
Reports regarding the death of Saeed comes as the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces launched a major operation against the terror group in Nangarhar province two weeks ago.
The operations kicked off from the restive Kot district which was once one of the main strongholds of the terror group in Afghanistan.
The operations were launched launched to prevent the terror group from gaining further foothold in the country as they attempted and managed to consolidate operations with the main terror group in Syria and Iraq.