The Islamic State's Afghanistan leader, Abdul Hasib, has been killed during a raid in the eastern province of Nangarhar by US and Afghan forces.
According to The Guardian, Hasib was promoted after his predecessor Hafiz Saeed Khan died in a US drone strike.
He is believed to have ordered a series of high profile attacks including one on a hospital in Kabul on March 8.
In addition, it is reported that he ordered ISIS jihadists to behead elders in front of their families and kidnap girls who would then be forced to marry Islamic State terrorists.
ISIS in Afghanistan is believed to maintain links with the main Islamic State movement in Iraq and Syria but has independence. It is sometimes called Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K). It has been fighting the US, Afghan forces and even the Taliban.
The US military issued a statement saying that 35 Islamic State fighters and several high ranking commanders were also killed in the 27 April raid.