Former Taliban Official Who Joined The Islamic State Reported Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

Mullah Abdul Rauf was riding in a car filled with ammunition when it was hit by a drone strike

KABUL, Afghanistan, (UPI) -- Former Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Rauf, who reportedly swore allegiance to the Islamic State recently, was killed by a drone strike in Afghanistan.

Rauf's brother-in-law and four Pakistanis were also killed when their car filled with ammunition was destroyed. Rauf was designated as the deputy leader in "Khorasan," an antique name for Afghanistan, by the Islamic State.

The National Directorate of Security in Afghanistan released a statement confirming Rauf's death. NATO officials have yet to confirm.