The National Directorate of Security (NDS) in a statement said that Daesh’s Khorasan branch’s top judge Abdullah Orakzai was killed in an operation by Afghan forces.
The "infamous militant leader," the NDS said, was involved in issuing hardline decrees including the "beheading of civilians and forced marriages for Daesh fighters."
He was leading the conflict against the government forces in Nazian and Achin districts in the eastern province of Nangarhar, said the statement.
Abdullah Orakzai was the designated deputy of Daesh’s designated intelligence chief Assadullah Orakzai, the NDS said.
“Abdullah Orakzai was the implementer of the Nangarhar prison attack on August 2,” the NDS said, adding that “the Taliban was the main plotter of the attack.”
The complex attack on Nangarhar prison was conducted by 10 attackers and was claimed by Daesh. The attack ended after almost 20 hours and left at least 30 people dead, according to government figures.
On August 1, NDS in a statement said that the Afghan forces in an operation killed Assadullah Orakzai, the designated head of intelligence of Daesh’s Khorasan branch.
“Afghanistan’s regional and international partners should remember that Afghanistan is a key player in the fight against terrorist and will crush terrorists' roots anywhere,” the NDS said.