Afghanistan: IS leader behind recent Jalalabad attacks killed

Updated: 24 Jun 2018 08:35 PM

Kabul [Afghanistan], June 24 (ANI): A senior leader of the Islamic State group's offshoot ISIS Khorasan (ISIS-K), who was involved in the recent attacks in Jalalabad city, has been killed during an operation of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS).

ISIS-K leader, identified as Adam Khan was killed on Saturday night in the vicinity of Chaparhar district in Nangarhar province, Khaama Press reported, citing the statement issued by the provincial government media office on Sunday.

According to the provincial government, the recent deadly attacks in Jalalabad (cricket ground, customs department, medical faculty, and education directorate) were planned and carried out under the leadership of Adam Khan, the report said.

Some weapons, motorcycles, and munitions have also been confiscated during the operation.

On May 27 at least two back to back explosions were reported in Jalalabad city.

This came barely a few days after three back to back explosions at a cricket stadium in the city killed at least eight people.

On May 13 at least six people were killed and nearly 20 others were wounded in a suicide attack in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city near the gate of the finance department. (ANI)

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