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US largest conventional bomb kills 36 IS rebels: MoD

US largest conventional bomb kills 36 IS rebels: MoD

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Apr 14, 2017 - 12:19

 

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Thirty six Daesh rebels have been killed and huge caches of weapons and explosives destroyed in the overnight worldinfo-icon largest non-nuclear bombing of Achin district in eastern Nangarhar province, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Friday.

The Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) GBU-43 was dropped on Daesh hideouts tunnels and underground facilities in the Asadkhelo village of Momandara locality at around 7:00pm on Thursday evening, a statement from the MoD said.

There was no civilian casualties occurred in the bombing while important bases of the IS were destroyed from where attacks on Afghan forces and government institutions were planned and executed, the statement said.

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