A top leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) has been killed in a coalition forces airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East said the ISIS-K leader Qari Riaz was killed in Chaparhar district on Friday.

According to a statement released by 201st Silab Corps, Qari Riaz was responsible for planning and coordinating major attacks in the country.

The statement further added that the killing of Qari Riaz will result into the failure of ISIS-K destructive activities and attacks which normally claimed that the lives of the ordinary civilians.

This comes as another senior ISIS-K leader Amir Aziz Azam who was in charge of the media activities of the terror group was killed few days earlier in a similar airstrike.

Nangarhar has been among the relatively calm provinces in the East but the ISIS-K and Taliban militants have been attempting to expand their foothold in this province during the recent years.

Both the Afghan and coalition forces conduct regular airstrikes and ground operations to suppress the anti-government armed militants.