Afghanistan says US strike kills local Islamic State leader

U.S. officials confirmed they carried out the strike, but declined to say whether they killed the leader.

The strike in Nangarhar province killed Islamic State affiliate leader Hafeez Sayeed and others on Friday, said Abdul Hassib Sediqi, a spokesman for Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security. 

Sediqi said Afghan intelligence officials provided information to U.S. forces, who carried out the strike.