The United States of America has offered a $10 million reward for info leading to the “identification or location” of the leader of the Afghanistan chapter of the ISIS group known as ISIS-K.
The reward was offered by the US State Department was also for those who would help in arresting or convicting those responsible for the “terrorist attack at the Kabul airport” on August 26. This attack was claimed by ISIS-Khorasan.
As a result of the said terror attack, more than 100 people died out of which 13 were American soldiers. The attack was launched as the USA conducted their withdrawal from Afghanistan.
USA believes that Sanaullah Ghafari also known as Shahab al-Muhajir was appointed the leader of the ISIS-K group in June 2020 by the ISIS group.
ISIS-K is the Afghan branch of ISIS which originated in Syria and Iraq.
“Ghafari is responsible for approving all ISIS-K operations throughout Afghanistan and arranging funding to conduct operations,” the State Department said in a statement.
In November, Ghafari was blacklisted as a foreign terrorist.
He is also suspected to have been an Al-Qaeda terrorist commander or a former member of the Haqqani network – one of the feared factions of the Taliban.
In recent years ISIS-K has been responsible for some of the deadliest attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan. They are responsible for killing many people in hospitals, mosques, public squares and shrines.
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