Afghan officials say drone strike kills Islamic State group recruiter, at least 4 others

February 9, 2015 1:07 PM

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The top recruiter for the Islamic State group's affiliate in Afghanistan was killed by a drone strike Monday, local officials said, marking the first such attack on the extremist group in a volatile country where it has a small but growing following.

U.S. officials said a total of eight people were killed in the drone strike, but could not confirm the Islamic State recruiter's death.

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