Afghan Officials: Drone Strike Kills Islamic State Recruiter

February 9, 2015 12:57 PM

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The top recruiter for the Islamic State group in Afghanistan was killed by a drone strike Monday along with at least four other militants, local officials said, marking the first such attack on the extremist group in a volatile country where it has a small but growing following.

The deputy governor of the southern Helmand province identified the recruiter as Abdul Rauf, saying he and four comrades were killed when a drone-fired missile struck their car. Afghanistan's intelligence service put the death toll at six and said Afghan forces fired the missile.

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