According to reports, Ejaz Ahmad Ahanger, also known as Abu Usman al-Kashmiri, a Kashmiri-born the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) operative responsible for organising suicide attacks by Indian nationals, has been killed in clashes with the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan.
Indian intelligence officials and Ahangar’s family have confirmed his death, according to ThePrint.
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The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs designated Ejaz Ahmad Ahangar a terrorist in January 2023. Indian security officials, it has been reported, had discussed Ahangar’s presence in Afghanistan with the Taliban last year.
Ahangar, it has been reported, was imprisoned by the previous Afghan government, but fled after the Taliban took over Afghanistan in 2021.
India and the Taliban have not commented.