News - Afghanistan
The United States Defense Department has confirmed the death of Daesh leader Hafiz Saeed in a drone strike in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.
Quoted by U.S media, Pentagon spokesman Gordon Trowbridge said the leader of the terrorist group in Afghanistan and Pakistan was killed by a U.S drone last month.
He said that Hafiz Saeed died in July 26 from an airstrike in Nangarhar.
"Saeed was known to directly participate in attacks against U.S and coalition forces, and the actions of his network terrorized Afghans, especially in Nangarhar," Trowbridge said as quoted by Fox News.
The spokesman added that Daesh had been active in the region since last summer and used the area to train and equip militants and provide a "continuous supply of enemy fighters."
The State Department last year designated Hafiz Saeed a global terrorist.
Saeed was a former leader of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) before pledging allegiance to Daesh.