Top IS-PK commander killed in an airstrike: officials

Qari Hikmat circled standing among ISIS fighters

A high-ranking commander of Islamic State Khorasan Province got killed in an airstrike in the northern province Jowzjan, Afghanistan. Qari Hikmat was one of the top commanders of the IS-PK had moved to northern Afghanistan where he was leading IS-PK operations.

Qari Hikmat got killed in the Mughal village of Darzab district of Jowzjan province. Afghan Ministry of Defense released a press briefing terming Qari Hikmat to be “one of the key figures” of IS in the northern parts of Afghanistan. 

The killings of Qari Hikmat is a blow to the IS in Afghanistan. This comes at a time when the United States along with Afghan Forces have dialed up attacks against the IS-PK across the country.



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