Kabul, Aug. 2 -- : Assadullah Orakzai, a Pakistan-origin terrorist operating in Afghanistan as the head of intelligence for ISIS Khorasan branch, was killed in an operation by Afghan security forces, confirmed National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Saturday.

Assadullah Orakzai, who was a Pakistani national, was killed during an operation near Jalalabad city, the centre of Nangarhar province, NDS confirmed in a statement. He was the head of intelligence for the Khorasan branch of Daesh (IS).

Orakzai was involved in plotting deadly attacks on a number of military and civilian targets in Afghanistan, Tolo News reported.

"The Special Units of the National Directorate of Security NDS have eliminated Ziaurrahman known as Assadullah Orakzai,...