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The President of Afghanistan has announced the head of ISIS has been killed in a raid.

Abdul Hasib died in an operation spearheaded by elite commandos in the eastern province of Nangarhar, President Ashraf Ghani has revealed.

Hasib was appointed as leader after former-head Hafiz Saeed Khan died in a US drone strike.

He had claimed to have ordered a number of big scale attacks such as the Kabul hospital attack in which a selection of extremists pretended to be doctors.

It comes after a Pentagon spokesman declared Hasib had been killed during a US and Afghan forces raid in the same area.

Image: PA

Last month, the US dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on a network of caves and tunnels, killing 94 fighters.

A man known only as Mohammad reportedly only one kilometre away from the blast told the BBC: "We were eating dinner when we heard a big explosion, I came out of my room and saw a mountain of fire... the area was full of light with the fire of the bomb."

US President Donald Trump called it 'another successful job' and Afghanistan's Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah, said the strike was carried out in coordination with his government.

But former Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack as 'an inhumane and most brutal misuse of our country'.

Mr Karzai said: "I vehemently and in strongest words condemn the dropping of the latest weapon, the largest non-nuclear #bomb, on Afghanistan by US.

"This is not the war on terror but the inhuman and most brutal misuse of our country as testing ground for new and dangerous weapons. It is upon us, Afghans, to stop the #USA."

Image: PA

President Trump had already ordered 59 missiles to attack a Syrian base believed to be responsible for carrying out the deadly chemical attack.

While some nations were quick to support President Trump, Syria and Russia criticised the move. Syrian's President Bashar al-Assad called the strikes an 'unjust and arrogant aggression'. The Kremlin announced it was pulling out of a pact with the US to share information about warplanes over Syria.

Russia has already stated it is 'extremely' worried that America may act against Kim Jong-Un, while Pyongyang's state newspaper reported on Tuesday morning that their nation is ready.

"Our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements with our nuclear sight focused on the US invasionary bases not only in South Korea and the Pacific operation theatre but also in the US mainland," it said.

Source: Telegraph and Reuters

Featured Image Credit: PA

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Josh Teal

Josh Teal is a journalist at LADbible. He has contributed to the 'Knowing Me, Knowing EU' and 'UOKM8?' campaigns interviewing everyone from student drug dealers to climate change activists.

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