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Key Islamic State leader Saad Emarati ‘killed in Afghanistan’ |BBC News

Key Islamic State leader Saad Emarati ‘killed in Afghanistan’ |BBC News

A key commander with the Islamic State militant group has been killed in a military operation in Nangarhar, Afghan security forces say.

Saad Emarati was one of the founders of the IS group’s Afghanistan-Pakistan branch, and led several attacks against the Taliban and the government.

Afghan officials say he was one of about 120 suspected militants killed in an operation in Kot district.

Source: Key Islamic State leader Saad Emarati ‘killed in Afghanistan’ – BBC News