US drone strike in Afghanistan near Pakistan border kills top ISIS commander

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US drone strike in Afghanistan near Pakistan border kills top ISIS commander

KABUL -US drone strike in Afghanistan near Pakistan border kills top ISIS commander.

At least seven militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) were killed in a U.S. drone strike in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in a statement said the airstrike was carried out on Wednesday in Noor Gul district.

The statement further added that a commander of ISIS-K identified as Mawlavi Khyber was killed along with six other militants in the airstrike.

The anti-government armed militants including ISIS-K loyalists have not commented regarding the airstrike so far.