Afghan troops kill senior Islamic State militant : worldnews

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KABUL, Afghanistan – The Afghan intelligence service says it has killed a high ranking official with the Islamic State affiliate in an operation in eastern Afghanistan.

A statement released by the National Directorate of Security late Saturday said Assadullah Orakzai was an intelligence leader for the Islamic State and special forces killed him near Jalalabad. Orakzai was suspected of being involved in several deadly attacks against both military and civilian targets in Afghanistan.

In March, a lone Islamic State gunman rampaged through a Sikh house of worship in the heart of the Afghan capital, killing 25 worshipers and wounding eight.


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