27 Aug 2018
Afghanistan: US strike kills IS commander Orakzai in Nangarhar province
A US strike over the weekend killed a senior Islamic State commander in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan and US officials said today.
The strike in Nangarhar province killed Abu Sayeed Orakzai, a senior leader in the extremist group, according to Shah Hussain Martazawi, Deputy spokesman for the Afghan Presidency.
He said the operation showed the government's "determination to fight terrorism".
Here are more details.
American forces launched counter-terrorism strike in eastern Afghanistan: US spokesman
Lt Col Martin O'Donnell, a spokesman for United States Forces in Afghanistan, said American forces launched a counter-terrorism strike in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday that targeted a "senior leader of a designated terrorist organization".
However, he did not provide further details.
"These efforts target the real enemies of Afghanistan, the same enemies who threaten America," Lt Col O'Donnell said.