Mar 22 2018 Gallery AFGHAN AND U.S. SPECIAL FORCES ATTACK IS-K IN NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN KABUL, Afghanistan (March 22, 2018) — Afgha n Special Security Forces and U.S. Special Operators disrupted IS-K capacity to use foreign fighters to terrorize the Af ghan people in northern Afghanistan. “These IS-K fighters are primarily Pakistani Pashtun,” said General John Nichol son, commander, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. “They have another segment of Islamic Movement Uzbekistan. And then there’s probably ten per cent that’s from a variety of sources around the world.” On Jan. 28. Afghan forces captured Khitab Aka, IS-K’s head facilitator of foreign fighters in Jowzjan. Less than two months later, on Mar. 16, a U.S. airstrike killed Aka’s replacements, IS-K commanders Omair and Abu Samaya, as the duo met in Sar-e Pul province. ASSF and U.S. SOF delivered another blow to IS-K during a partnered nighttime raid in the isolated village of Mughul, Darzab district, Jowzjan provin This gallery contains 1 photo.