World Bulletin / News Desk
A drone strike in Afghanistan killed six people on Monday including a veteran militant suspected of having defected to ISIS from the Taliban, senior Afghan officials in Helmand province told.
A former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Mullah Abdul Rauf has been influential in some of the Afghanistan's movement for more than a decade. The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The police chief and the deputy governor in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand both said Rauf was killed.
Police chief Nabi Jan Mullahkhel said Rauf was travelling in a car when the drone attacked. The other casualties included his brother-in-law and four Pakistanis, Mullahkhel said.