Afghanistan, Jan. 11 -- The intelligence chief of Taliban in northern Faryab province and a senior leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) in eastern Nangarhar province have been killed in separate airstrikes conducted by the coalition forces.

Informed military sources said Friday that an ISIS-K commander, Khetab Emir, was killed in a coalition air strike January 10, 2019.

The sources further added that Khetab Emir was a known attack coordinator who supplied explosives and logistical support to enable high-profile attacks in civilian populated areas across the country.

His death protects Afghan citizens from future violence and degrades the ISIS-K presence in Nangarhar province, the sources added.

In the meanti...