Islamic State fighters in AfghanistanReuters: Islamic State kills senior Afghan Taliban official in Pakistan: militants
Islamic State killed a senior Afghan Taliban official in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, the Afghan militants said on Saturday, in a rare clash between the rival Islamist groups inside Pakistan.
Afghan Taliban sources told Reuters Maulvi Daud was killed on the outskirts of Peshawar with two other men on Thursday. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed Daud's death.
The Islamic State on Friday claimed responsibility for "assassination of a Taliban leader" a day earlier, without naming him, through the group's affiliated news agency AMAQ.
The Islamic State, which at one point controlled huge chunks of territory across Syria and Iraq, has made some inroads into Afghanistan but the group has met tough resistance from the Taliban as well as U.S. and Afghan special forces.
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Update #1: Senior Afghan Taliban Official Killed in Pakistan, ISIS Claims Responsibility -- NBC
Update #2: Senior taliban leader killed in Pakistan -- UPI
WNU Editor: It looks like the Islamic State is now targeting the Afghan Taliban leadership in their safe havens of Pakistan.