A veteran commander of Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has been killed following a joint operation in Afghanistan, the country's Interior Ministry said on Friday.
The IS commander identified as Qari Moneb, was killed during an anti-terrorism joint operation carried out by Afghan National Security and Defense Forces and (NATO-led) Resolute Support troops," the ministry said in a statement.
However, the statement did did not give much details about the identity of the targeted militant and the raid, saying the operation launched on February 1st was authorized by Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
The killed militant was responsible for atrocities against local residents in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, and was involved in organizing several bombings, including suicide bombings against a mosque and a demonstration in capital Kabul last year, the statement noted.
The mountainous Nangarhar province, bordering Pakistan, is a known IS militants' bastion.
The province with Jalalabad city as its capital, about 120 kilometers east of Kabul, has been the scene of heavy clashes between security forces and IS militants since the emergence of IS in early 2015.