Three key Daesh leaders were arrested in operation by the Afghan forces, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said.
In a statement released on Monday, the NDS said that its special forces have apprehended Zia-ul-Haq, known as Shaikh Abu Omar Khorasani, the Daesh leader for Afghanistan and South Asia during an operation.
The statement added that Abu Sahib, Daesh’s public relations head, and Abu Ali, the group’s intelligence head were also arrested along with Zia-ul-Haq.
The Afghan forces launched the operation after four senior members of Daesh – who are currently under custody – shared information about the group’s key leaders, the NDS noted.
The Statement did not provide further details on where and when the operation was conducted.
On May 6, the NDS carried out an operation in the Shakrdara district and PD^11 of Kabul city and destroyed a joint Daesh-Haqqani Network hideout.
The raid, which lasted about ten hours, left five Daesh fighters dead, including three women fighters.
Moreover, five Daesh and Haqqani Network fighters, including three women, were killed and eight others with two children, were detained in the operations last night, the NDS said.
The NDS emphasized that the Afghan forces would continue operations to “crackdown all terrorist nests” in the country.
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