US forces have killed the leader of I.S. Afghanistan branch in a raid in northeastern province of Kunar.

Pentagon said US forces killed Abu Sayed, the Emir of I.S. Khorasan in a strike on the group’s headquarters in Kunar province of Afghanistan.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana white said in a statement the raid also killed other ISIS-k members and will significantly disrupt the terror group’s plans to expand its presence in Afghanistan