Hafiz Saeed Khan
Born: 01 January 1976 to 31 December 1978; alt. 01 January 1977 to 31 December 1979;
Place of Birth: Mamondzowi Village, Orakzai Agency, Pakistan;
As of early 2015, ISIL leader al-Badri (known as, al-Baghdadi) appointed Pakistani national Khan as the emir of ISIL in the Khorasan (ISIL-K) – the organization’s branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Khan was recruited to Islamic State by al-Badri and pledged allegiance to him in October 2014.
As leader of ISIL-K, Khan, plays a central role in expanding Islamic State’s operations in the region, commanding militants and coordinating the delivery of supplies and munitions, the travel of associates, and other arrangements.
In mid-2015, Khan appointed ISIL representatives in Kunar Province and Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan and approved funding for the establishment of a training camp for Islamic State fighters in western Afghanistan.
Islamic State militants under Khan’s command had taken control of several districts in Nangarhar Province in mid-2015.
In early 2015, Khan claimed that Islamic State was responsible for the April 18, 2015 suicide attacks in Jalalabad City, Nangarhar Province which killed approximately 33 people.
Khan formerly served as a senior commander in Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan.