Islamic State US drone kills ISIS leader in Afghanistan, Pakistan

The Afghan intelligence agency had confirmed Saeed's death, but IS insists its leader is still alive.

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Hafiz Saeed appeared in a propaganda video this year

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The leader of the terror group, Islamic State, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Hafiz Saeed, has died following a US drone strike on July 26, the United States says.

The Afghan intelligence agency had confirmed Saeed's death at the time, but IS insists its leader is still alive.

BBC reports that as many as 30 militants may have been killed in the single attack, including another senior member, Malvi Abdurrahim Muslimdost - the losses were believed to be a big blow to the group.

It was only the third time that US-led forces had agreed to use drones against IS in Afghanistan.

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