A group commander of the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group was arrested during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
The ISIS commander, Sefatullah, was arrested by the counter-terrorism forces of the Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan.
Sefatullah is said to be originally hailing from the Laghman province and was involved in major terrorist activities in eastern Nangarhar province.
According to the security officials, Sefatullah was arrested from Deh Bala district of Nangarhar where he was also acting as the shadow judge of the terror group in the area.
The loyalists of the terror group have not commented regarding the report so far.
The Afghan and foreign forces based in the country are regularly targeting the loyalists of the terror group in eastern Nanangarhar province and other parts of the country as the terror group attempts to expand foothold.
The Deputy House Speaker of the Lower House of the Parliament, Wolesi Jirga, Zahir Qadir, earlier warned that the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group will establish the Khurasan Caliphate if they managed to seize Tora Bora.
The top US commander in Afghanistan General John Nicholson also said earlier that the loyalists of the terrorist group are attempting to establish a caliphate inside Afghanistan. -KP
The Pashtun Times