Afghan ISIS commander killed in drone strike

The head of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s Afghanistan branch was reportedly killed in a Wednesday night U.S. drone strike.

Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Thursday that 25 militants were killed during strike the night before, including Shahidullah Shahid, USA Today reported.

A similar strike on Tuesday killed another 60 extremists. Gul Zaman, ISIS’s No. 2 in Afghanistan, died in that attack, along with his deputy.

Shahid was fired as spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban last year after pledging allegiance to ISIS instead.