Ex- TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid killed in drone attack in Afghanistan

The militant commander, whose real name is Sheikh Maqbool Orakzai, parted ways with the TTP and pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, head of IS in October previous year.

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For years, Shahid was the chief spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, frequently appearing in media reports to take credit for some of Pakistan’s grisliest terrorist attacks.

On Tuesday, at least 49 Daesh fighters were killed in two separate drone strikes in the province as they were preparing to attack rival Taliban militants.

Achin and Mena districts have been a hotbed of alleged Islamic State activity since the group began making inroads into Afghanistan, Haji Alam Shah, a tribal leader in Achin, said Thursday.

He had served TTP as a spokesman under the leadership of Hakimullah Mehsud and curent chief Mullah Fazlullah.

An Isis flag in the Middle East. Today Afghan forces confirmed an Isis commander was killed in a drone strike.

Earlier this month, Afghan intelligence officials unveiled a new anti-terrorism unit to prevent Islamic State from establishing a presence in Afghanistan and Central Asia.

According to Long War Journal, a Web site monitoring conflicts including Afghanistan, Zaman was the deputy leader of the Islamic State’s Khorasan chapter.

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Taliban insurgents seek to create Sharia states based on Islamic law in Afghanistan and Pakistan, whereas ISIS militants want to create a global caliphate, according toReuters.

Ex- TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid killed in drone attack in Afghanistan