The Afghan Special Forces arrested the leader of ISIS Khurasan and many other top commanders of the group during a special operation, the Afghan intelligence said.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) in a statement said the Special Forces of the directorate conducted a complex operation and arrested Abdullah Orakizai alias Aslam Farooqi, the leader of ISIS Khurasan.

The statement further added that the NDS Special Forces also arrested 19 other top ISIS commanders during the raid including Qari Zahid and Saifullah alias Abu Talha Pakistani.

The National Directorate of Security did not disclose further information regarding the raid and it was not clear where the operation was conducted.

Meanwhile, the National Directorate of Security said Aslam Farooqi has confessed in his initial confession that the regional intelligence agencies have robust connection with the terror group.

The ISIS terrorist group has not commented in this regard so far.

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