The deputy head of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Afghanistan has been killed along his 4 fellows after a drone strike targeted his car, in Kajaki district of Helmand Province early this morning.
Mullah Abdul Rauf, an Afghan militant commander who is believed to have joined up with IS after severing ties with the Taliban, was reportedly killed in northern Helmand province.
Six people riding the car full of ammunition when it was targeted by the drone strike
Police chief Nabi Jan Mullahkhel said,” the casualties included Rauf’s brother-in-law and four Pakistanis.
Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security issued a statement confirming Rauf’s death.
“People are saying that he has raised black flags and even has tried to bring down white Taliban flags in some areas,” the tribal leader, Saifullah Sanginwal, told AP at the time.
Rauf has also previously been held at the US-run detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to documents released by WikiLeaks. He was later handed over to Afghan authorities in 2007.
Yet Taliban to confirm the death of Mullah Abdul Rauf and his fellows killed by drone strike in Helmand Province.