Syed Omar Bajawari, one of the most senior Daesh terrorist group leaders has been killed in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, local media reported Wednesday, citing the Defense Ministry.
Bajawari was killed along with at least 24 militants during the counter-terrorism operation in Achin district of the province.
Afghanistan has been facing instability for many years with the government troops fighting against the Taliban grouping, that seeks to overrun parts of the country.
The turmoil has resulted in the rise of other terrorist groups such as ISIS and increased casualties among civilians in the war-hit country.
The anti-government armed militants including the Taliban insurgents frequently use Improvised Explosive Device (IED) as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces and government officials.
According to the UN mission in Afghanistan, it documented 11,418 civilian casualties between 1st January 2016 to 31st December, 2016.
According to the report, 61 percent of all civilian casualties were incurred through attacks by the anti-government elements which includes a total of 6,994 civilian casualties (2,131 deaths and 4,863 injured).