Abdul Hasib died on April 26 this year after 50 US special forces and 40 Afghan commandos raided the terror network’s compound in the Achin district, the president of Afghanistan Ashram Ghani said.
A statement from US Forces in Afghanistan confirmed the raid also killed other high-ranking members of the organisation along with 35 fighters, the Mail reports.
Hasib took over as leader of ISIS-K, an ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan, last year after predecessor Hafiz Saeed Khan was killed by a US drone strike.
General John Nicholson said: “This successful joint operation is another important step in our relentless campaign to defeat ISIS-K in 2017.
“This is the second ISIS-k emir we have killed in nine months, along with dozens of their leaders and hundreds of their fighters.
“For more than two years, ISIS-K has waged a barbaric campaign of death, torture and violence against the Afghan people, especially those in southern Nangarhar.”
In response to his army’s successful operation, General Nicholson added: “I applaud the tremendous skill and courage shown by our Afghan partners.
Hasib’s death comes weeks after President Donald Trump ramped up his mission to destroy ISIS and deployed armoured vehicles along the Syrian-Turkish border.
Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman said: “We have US forces that are there throughout the entirety of northern Syria the operate with our Syrian Democratic Force partners. The border is among the areas where they operate.”