A key ISIS leader who had close links with the Taliban’s Peshawar Council, Haqqani Network and Lashkar-e Taiba, was arrested during an operation in Afghanistan.

The National Directorate of Security in a statement said the NDS forces arrested the ISIS leader, Muneeb, during a raid in Afghanistan.

Without disclosing further information, NDS said Muneeb having aliases of Abu Bilal, Abu Halal adn Abu Humam, is originally a resident of Pakistan.

The statement further added that Muneeb is a key member of the central Council of ISIS Khorasan who was also in charge of shadow court, coordination and contact with the other groups including Lashkar-e Taiab, Haqqani Network, Sepa-e Sahaba, Jamiat-e Ulema-e Islam and the Peshawar Council of Taliban.

The National Directorate of Security also added that the detained ISIS leader has confessed that he had close cooperation with Lashkar-e Taiba and the Haqqani terrorist network.

This comes as the Afghan forces arrested the leader of ISIS Khorasan during a similar raid in Afghanistan.

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