KABUL:The Taliban have announced that Abu Omar Khorasani, leader of the Daesh terrorist group in Afghanistan, has been killed.
Khorasani had reportedly succeeded Sheikh Abdul Haseeb Logari in April 2017 after he was killed.
After the Taliban captured the Afghan capital, Kabul, on August 15, conflicting reports were released about his fate with some suggesting that Khorasani was released along with thousands of other prisoners while others said he had been killed by the Taliban.
On Saturday, the Taliban confirmed that Khorasani had been shot dead, the Lebanese al-Mayadeen television channel reported.
Daesh Takfiri Takfiri terrorist group Daesh has claimed responsibility for a spate of bomb attacks targeting Taliban forces in eastern Afghanistan in recent days. group claims responsibility for explosions in East Afghanistan.
Daesh has a foothold in eastern and northern Afghanistan, particularly in Nangarhar, which is regarded as its base in the war-torn country.
It has claimed responsibility for several attacks against the Taliban recently.