New Delhi: Islamic State (IS) chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and three of his top aides were seriously ill after having poisoned by an assassin, reports said.

Meals prepared for Baghdadi and three other commanders were allegedly poisoned in Nineveh’s Be’aaj district, the Daily Mail reported.

The IS chief and his aides suffered from “severe poisoning” and were transferred to an unknown location under strict measures.

Baghdadi, who has been wounded multiple times in air strikes has a USD 10 million bounty on his head.