Hafiz Saeed′s death ′not a knockout punch′ for IS in Afghanistan | Asia | DW.COM | 16.08.2016:
Hafiz Saeed Khan (center in photo) was killed in a US drone strike on July 26 near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, US and Afghan officials confirmed Friday, August 12. Khan was responsible for the so-called province of the "Islamic State" (IS), which includes Pakistan, Afghanistan and parts of neighboring countries.
The death of the regional chief is a major blow to the militant group, which has sought to expand its sway from the Middle East to Afghanistan and Pakistan. A number of former Taliban fighters have switched loyalty to IS and are now fighting under its banner in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Afghan security forces have launched a where the group has captured some territory.