ISIS-K leader Abu Haidar and his 7 fighters killed during a clash with Afghan forces

A leader of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) identified as Abu Haidar and his seven fighters were killed during a clash with the Afghan forces in Nangarhar province.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military said Friday that the clash took place in the vicinity of Deh Bala district last week.

According to a statement released by 201st Silab Corps, ISIS Khurasan militants launched an attack on security check posts of the Afghan Local Police forces on 13th of April, using light and heavy weapons including rocket launchers.

The statement further added that the clash between Afghan Local Police forces and ISIS-K militants continued for three hours and support was sought from the Afghan army and armed forces belonging to 4th Brigade were deployed to assist the Local Police forces.

The ISIS attack was repulsed with the deployment of the armed forces forcing the assailant militants to retreat, the 201st Silab Corps said, adding that a leader of ISIS-K identified as Abu Haidar was killed with his eight fighters during the clash.

The statement also added that two Local Police soldiers also sustained injuries during the clash but are in better health condition.

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