IS Afghanistan leader likely killed: Pentagon

IS Afghanistan leader likely killed: PentagonUS and Afghan troops likely killed the leader of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate in a raid this week, the Pentagon said Friday. US officials also said they have opened a probe into whether two US Army Rangers killed in the assault had been struck by friendly fire. The raid, which occurred overnight Wednesday-Thursday in Nangarhar province, targeted Abdul Hasib, whom the Pentagon called the IS leader in Afghanistan.

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