Kabul: Aslam Farooqi, the former leader of the Islamic State of Khurasan (IS-K), has been killed in Afghanistan. Local media reports say Farooqui has been killed in the north of the war-torn country. In March 2020, Farooqi was involved in a terrorist attack on a gurudwara in Kabul. 27 devotees were tragically killed in the attack.
The report of Farooqui's death has been confirmed by locals and close relatives of the IS-K terrorist in his native orkzai. The region is one of the unstable Pakistani tribal districts along the border with Afghanistan. Islamic State terrorists are reported to have been killed in firing in north Afghanistan. The body of the terrorist will be taken to his house on Tuesday.
In July 2019, terrorist Farooqi replaced the former chief of the group known as Abu Omar Khorasani as IS-K chief. In the meantime, the terror group had to face strong actions in Afghanistan. The U.S. and the then Afghan government and the Taliban, a terror group in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, had launched a front against the Islamic State.