09 July 2015
Mawlavi Shahidullah Shahid, a former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman and the first to pledge allegiance to Daesh in Afghanistan, was killed in a drone strike in eastern Nangarhar, the Afghan intelligence agency said on Thursday.
Shahid, who was the leader of Daesh for Khorasan province – a state Daesh announced for the region – was killed Tuesday in a drone strike on Achin district in eastern Nangarhar, in which the deputy commander of Daesh Gul Zaman, his deputy Jahanyar and five others were also killed, said the National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Thursday.
"Shahidullah Shahid whose real name was Sheikh Maqbool wanted to launch a regional fight and that to begin from Afghanistan's Nangarhar province in order to become an influential figure of Daesh," NDS spokesman Haseeb Sediqi said.
He was the second most senior commander of Daesh in Afghanistan being killed in a week and the third over the past few months. Pakistani Taliban sacked Shahid as its spokesman last year in October after he sworn allegiance to Daesh along with five other TTP commanders.