ADVTNGO– Afghan security forces arrested three senior South Asia ISIS members, including the group’s regional leader, the government said on Monday.
The militant group’s head of South Asia, Abu Omar Khorasani, was arrested in Kabul alongside the group’s spy chief and public relations officer, the Directorate of National Security and Interior Ministry said.
“NDS will continue its comprehensive and targeted operations to hunt down senior leaders of regional terrorist groups and destroy the joint hubs of these terrorist networks,” they said.
South Asia ISIS is mainly focused on a small presence in Afghanistan, largely in the north, although it has waged high-profile attacks further south in the capital.
Afghan security forces arrested eight members of a network grouping ISIS and Haqqani militants responsible for bloody attacks in the capital, including on Sikhs, it said last Wednesday.