A key member of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) was killed in a drone strike which was conducted in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The media office of provincial government of Nangarhar in a statement said Qari Naqibullah, a key group member of ISIS-K was killed in a coalition drone strike in Chaparhar district.

The statement further added that airstrike was carried out late on Thursday night in Aghez area of the district.

According to the local officials, Qari Naqibullah was a key group member of ISIS-K who was involved in destructive activities in this province for the past several years.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the anti-government armed elements including Taliban and ISIS-K are active in some remote districts of the province.