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Shahidullah Shahid, ISIS commander in Afghanistan, killed by U.S. drone strike

The Afghan intelligence agency on Thursday said a third top Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) commander in Afghanistan was killed in a U.S. drone strike in the country's east this week.

Shahidullah Shahid, a former member of the Pakistani Taliban who defected to ISIS and was operating in Afghanistan, was killed along with five militants on Tuesday, an official said.

"He wanted to expand [ISIS's] operation in the country and with his death, it will have an impact on their activities," Hasib Sediqi, spokesman for the Afghanistan National Directorate of Security (NDS), told Reuters.

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