Kabul/Islamabad, August 2
Pakistan-origin intelligence head of terror group Islamic State’s Khorasan unit (ISIL-Okay) has been killed by particular forces close to the jap city of Jalalabad, in response to the Afghan safety company.
Zia-ur-Rehman generally known as Assadullah Orakzai was killed throughout an operation close to Jalalabad, near Pakistan border, the National Directorate of Security or NDS mentioned in a press release on Saturday.
Orakzai was the pinnacle of intelligence for Islamic State’s Khorasan department, which is energetic in South Asia and Central Asia.
“The Special Units of the National Directorate of Security NDS have eliminated Assadullah Orakzai, the native of Akhel Orakzai agency of Pakistan during a targeted operation,” the TOLOnews reported, citing the assertion.
He was concerned in a number of lethal assaults in opposition to each army and civilian targets in Afghanistan, it mentioned.
“Afghanistan’s regional and international partners should remember that Afghanistan is a key player in the fight against terrorist and will crush terrorists’ roots anywhere,” the NDS mentioned.
Last week, the 26th report of the UN’s Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team regarding ISIS, al-Qaeda and related people and entities mentioned that many former Tehreek-e-Taliban militants have joined ISIS-Khorasan (ISIL-Okay).
“The total number of Pakistani foreign terrorist fighters in Afghanistan, posing a threat to both countries, is estimated at between 6,000 and 6,500, most of them with TTP,” it mentioned.
The monitoring staff additionally estimates the present ISIL-Okay membership in Afghanistan at 2,200.
In April and May, the Afghan particular forces performed a collection of countrywide operations that led to the arrest of the group’s leaders, together with Aslam Farooqi (also referred to as Abdullah Orakzai), the pinnacle of ISIL-Okay, his predecessor Zia ul-Haq (also referred to as Abu Omar Khorasani) and different senior members.
In March, at the least 25 Sikh worshippers had been killed and eight others injured when a closely armed ISIS suicide bomber stormed his manner right into a distinguished gurdwara within the coronary heart of Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, in one of many deadliest assaults on the minority group within the strife-torn nation.
Eighty folks, together with ladies and youngsters, stranded contained in the gurdwara had been rescued by the safety forces.
The ISIS terrorist group claimed duty for the most recent assault.
In July 2018, ISIS terrorists bombed a gathering of Sikhs and Hindus within the jap metropolis of Jalalabad, killing 19 folks and injuring 20.
Awtar Singh Khalsa, one of many nation’s best-known Sikh politicians then, was amongst these killed within the assault. – PTI