News - Afghanistan
Local officials on Friday confirmed the death of Hafiz Saeed – one of the key leaders of Daesh – in a drone strike by foreign troops in eastern Nangarhar province.
Achin district chief Ghalib Mujahid told TOLOnews that Hafiz Saeed was killed with 10 other fighters in the air strike which was carried out in Zhwara area in the district.
He said that the son of Mangal Bagh, another key leader of the group, is also among the dead.
This comes after reports in last July confirmed the death of Hafiz Saeed along with 30 others in a drone strike in the district.
Saeed was a former leader of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) before pledging allegiance to Daesh.