The leader of Islamic State in Afghanistan has been killed, according to US and Afghan officials.
Abdul Hasib, head of Isis Khorasan (the regional branch of the jihadist group) has been described as the architect of several attacks, including a terror attack on a military hospital which saw militants stab patients in their beds and blow up crowded wards with grenades.
The Afghan government has released a statement saying he was killed by special forces in a a targeted raid last month.
Hasib was killed in the eastern province of Nangarhar, the statement from the presidential palace read.
He is the second Isis leader to be killed by US and Afghan troops in the space of nine months, according to Nato commander in Afghanistan John Nicholson, who confirmed the killing.
Nicholson said that "any Isis member that comes to Afghanistan will meet the same fate."