US drone strike kills leader of Daesh in Afghanistan and Pakistan
A senior Isis (also known as Daesh) leader has been killed in a US drone strike, according to reports by Afghanistan’s intelligence service. Hafiz Saeed is understood to be Isis’ leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He was one of more than 30 militants killed in an airstrike in the Nangarhar province yesterday. Abdul Hassib Sediqi, spokesperson for the National Directorate of Security, told media today that the strike had been carried out by US forces acting on Afghan intelligence information.