14 July 2017

News Story: Drone strike kills IS commander, bodyguard in E. Afghanistan

ASSADABAD, Afghanistan, July 13 (Xinhua) -- The commander of Islamic State (IS) group in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province was killed along with his bodyguard in a drone airstrike on Thursday, spokesman for the provincial government Ghani Musamim said.

"Acting upon intelligence report, an unmanned plane attacked IS hideout in Manogai district this morning, killing the group's notorious commander Esmatullah and his bodyguard on the spot," Musamim told reporters.

Read the full story at Xinhua