A “key” Daesh member was arrested by Afghan commandos in Kunar on Tuesday night, the commandos said in a statement.
The operation was launched in Babur village of Sukai district and captured Khan Sayed, a "key" Daesh member, the statement said.
According to the statement, Khan Sayed was responsible for "transferring foreign fighters with families into provinces to launch terrorist attacks.”
Four days ago, the Afghan intelligence agency---the National Directorate of Security (NDS)—reported that it had killed Assadullah Orakzai, the head of intelligence for the Khorasan branch of Daesh.
The NDS told TOLOnews that the Daesh commander was killed during an operation near Jalalabad city, the center of Nangarhar province.
A statement was released by the NDS late Saturday officially confirming the death of the Daesh leader.
According to the NDS, Orakzai was involved in plotting deadly attacks on a number of military and civilian targets in Afghanistan.
The NDS in the statement assured Afghanistan’s partners that it will uproot terrorists anywhere.
On April 4, the NDS announced the arrest of Abdullah Orakzai, who is known as Aslam Farooqi, the leader of the Khorasan branch of Daesh and 19 other Daesh members, including Qari Zahid and Saifullah known as Abu Talaha, during an operation by NDS special units.