Ringleader of ISIS in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been taken out by a US drone

The leader of ISIS’s branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been killed in a US drone strike in an eastern Afghan province, according to the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan.

Afghan Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal revealed the terror fanatic alongside senior commanders and other terrorists were taken out.

“I can confirm that ISIS Khurasan leader Hafiz Saeed Khan along with his senior commanders and fighters died in a US drone strike on 26 July in Kot district of Afghanistan’s Nangharhar province,” Omar Zakhilwal said on Friday.

A spokesman for the US military coalition in Kabul said he could not confirm the reports but officials were investigating.

Khan, a former member of the Pakistani branch of the Taliban who swore allegiance to Middle East-based ISIS, had been reported killed last year but the death was never confirmed.

If this latest claim is true, the loss will be a major blow to ISIS terrorists.