Afghan official: 2nd highest Islamic State figure in Afghanistan killed in strike

July 7, 2015 6:33 PM

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KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan's intelligence service says the second-highest figure among militants loyal to the Islamic State group in the country was killed in an airstrike.

Abdul Hassib Sediqi , spokesman for the National Security Directorate, said Tuesday that Gul Zaman and six other militants were killed in a strike the day earlier in the Achin district of the eastern province of Nangarhar. He would not say who carried out the strike.

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